Train mounts platform in Seaford accident (100 years go today)

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 28 Apr 2021 11:48
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The article talks about sand out of Seaford.  Was this a source of traffic or was the sand on the Frankston line from elsewhere?

Train mounts platform in Seaford accident (100 years go today)

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  historian Deputy Commissioner

The article talks about sand out of Seaford.  Was this a source of traffic or was the sand on the Frankston line from elsewhere?

Train mounts platform in Seaford accident (100 years go today)
bevans

Outwards construction sand.

There were a number of rail connected sand pits on the Frankston line.

The one referred to in this article was probably the one situated on what is now Seaford Reserve, to the south of Seaford station.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Every time I notice a post by historian, it immediately becomes compulsory reading. Always interesting and informative.
  Richard stroker Junior Train Controller

Apparently the very white sand  was used for glass making . Most of Seaford is built on sand , part of the reclaimed swamp , drained many years ago , add two metres of fill and you can build houses on it.there still are operational sand quarries in the area today
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Always those troublesome trucks up to no good. Hard to believe we still had 4-wheelers right to the very end of the Victorian Railways era (and if rail tractors on ex-I wagon underframes count, right into the 21st century too).
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Always those troublesome trucks up to no good. Hard to believe we still had 4-wheelers right to the very end of the Victorian Railways era (and if rail tractors on ex-I wagon underframes count, right into the 21st century too).
Heihachi_73
The Heinz Factory in Dandenong accepted GY's until the early 90's from the briquette factory in Morwell....
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
I remember that Heinz, back in the days when they hadn't outsourced everything to Nu Zillend.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The ATSB Report is expected late in 2022!
  Djebel Junior Train Controller

The ATSB Report is expected late in 2222!
YM-Mundrabilla
FTFY.
  Richard stroker Junior Train Controller

I don't buy Heinz products because of where they are made , usually a good tin of SPC locally made right next to it

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