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[quote=rogerfarnworth][color=#000000][size=2]This post covers the remaining length of the Glenties Branch. I have been unable to find early photographs of the locations along the line.[/size][/color]

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I do not think it fair to the memory of the Norwegian civil engineer Carl Abraham Pihl to claim 3 ft 6 in gauge as "a very British gauge". Yes it is undoubtedly true that there were 3 ft 6 in gauge ra ...

The practice of riding on the sills of the NBH cars actually goes back over 90 years. There are photographs taken in the 1920s showing legs outside the train. When the NBH cars were introduced in 1919 ...

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The 1886 Decauville has been rebuilt into an entirely different locomotive, from an 0-4-0 French side tank loco into a pseudo American 2-4-2 saddle tank so it wouldn't make my list of ...

Half of the tunnel located near Cambridge, on the Bellerive - Sorell railway is for sale:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-17/historic-tasmanian-railway-tunnel-goes-to-market/6625916

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Announced on the website.  I suppose this is good if you don't wish to wait for the printed version.  I am assuming you can still have the printed version sent to you?
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It is not in ...

The LRRSA now has a membership option which provides Light Railways magazine as a downloadable pdf.

Each time a new issue of the magazine is published you will receive an email message containing  ...

Hello all,

A reminder that bookings for the Puffing Billy Commissioners' Special with the Climax locomotive on 28 March 2015 are still open. Bookings close at 5.00pm on Friday 20 March.

Regards, ...

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[size=2][font=Calibri, sans-serif]The Puffing Billy Preservation Society's Climax L ...

[quote=CAP_gauge]The Puffing Billy Preservation Society's Climax Locomotive Operating Committee is runing a special train hauled by Climax locomotive 1694 on Saturday 11 October 2014. The train will r ...

Sorry, cannot help with a date for that event. Was hoping to find it recorded in "Light Railways" but it wasn't.

7A was definitely green, for quite a long time. I have seen it double heading with a ...

Is there some significance to the spelling "twylight" or do they just not know how to spell? Smile
Graham4405


The organisers of the trip know how to spell. The quirky spelling of twilight ...

The Puffing Billy Preservation Society's Climax Locomotive Operating Committee is runing a special train hauled by Climax locomotive 1694 on Saturday 11 October 2014. The train will run from Menzies C ...

In mid-August the LRRSA will be publishing a new book - The McIvor Timber & Firewood Company - which is a history of the 5ft 3in gauge McIvor tramway. This tramway ran north and north-east from Toobor ...

I have used two CDA controllers and found them to be very good, on a wide variety of motors, ancient and modern. Both were simple controllers without inertia and brakes. I have used DC controllers wit ...

[quote="Bogong"]I'm fairly confident that double decker buses were used on (what is now) the No. 96 tram route from the late 1930's in the years between the last cable tram and the first electric tram ...

Posted 24 Mar 2014 21:52 in Tasmania by CAP_gauge

[quote="Peter-Hem"]I heard this somewhere but I don't know which house it is in Cambridge. Does anyone have the address?

And also isn't the shed at the BP Petrol station in Cambridge an old Railway ...

Posted 24 Mar 2014 18:27 in Tasmania by CAP_gauge

[quote="Peter-Hem"]I heard this somewhere but I don't know which house it is in Cambridge. Does anyone have the address?

And also isn't the shed at the BP Petrol station in Cambridge an old Railway ...

Posted 23 Mar 2014 19:08 in Tasmania by CAP_gauge

Then there's Sorell Station.
"Peter-Hem"


And Cambridge on the same line, but it has been heavily modified to make a house.

Frank

Posted 09 Mar 2014 10:54 in General by CAP_gauge

Nice work Bogong. Useful information for anyone planning to write a book.
"Spletsie"

I agree. It is an excellent guide on how to go about writing a book. I speak from experience of e ...

Posted 03 Feb 2014 16:49 in Victoria by CAP_gauge

[quote=ljayvee6]Has Anyone got information on the long-closed Whittlesea line (Epping-S.Morang(Original)-Mernda-Yan Yean-Whittlesea)?

I used to live near the former station of Mernda.

From what I fo ...

[quote="1553"]Travelled on the Gembrook service yesterday, it was an enjoyable day. 12A hauled 8 cars from Belgrave it stalled coming of the Cockatoo trestle at the base of the climb due to prime then ...

AFAIK it's still Steam Service.

Nothing has been announced otherwise.

Cheers

G41



I am pretty sure it is steam, that has been the case all this summer (except Total Fire Ban days ...

[quote="trestle_nutter"]I found this on Facebook & just wondered if this would be correct.

It is captioned that it was used by a contractor while building the line from Wodonga to Albury in 1883.

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The line to Fitzroy was never electrified. I think the last goods train ran in 1981.
"TedHanson"

And the last regular passenger train ran in 1892, only four years after the line open ...

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