SAR/CR Trivia #24

 
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
Thanks 4BJ, I thought everyone had given up on this one. Perhaps it was just quiet over Xmas.

Yes, you are quite correct.
The WTT dated Sunday, June 26th, 1960 shows a Sunday only service to Reynella and gives the distance as 17.5 miles from Adelaide.

Over to you, 4BJ.

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Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
I wonder why the service to Reynella was only operated on Sundays?

Maybe for the local church congregation, eh?!.
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside almost trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
Thanks Wayne.

Another one from one of my prized possessions, SAR WTT Book 265 of 30 June 1974.  This should be easy.

According to SAR WTT Book 265, Train 363 (0930 Adelaide to North Gawler) had to stop between Dry Creek and Greenfields.  What was the reason for the stop?
  ike1 Assistant Commissioner

to allow a n  staff for dry creek south or north to alight

ike1
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside almost trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
to allow a n  staff for dry creek south or north to alight
"ike1"

Told you it was easy.  The reason, according to page 73 of the aforementioned book was "No. 363 must stop opposite shunter's rest at Dry Creek North to enable an employee to alight".  Of course, we now know the area as Dry Creek South.

All yours, Ike...
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Thanks Wayne.

Another one from one of my prized possessions, SAR WTT Book 265 of 30 June 1974.  This should be easy.

According to SAR WTT Book 265, Train 363 (0930 Adelaide to North Gawler) had to stop between Dry Creek and Greenfields.  What was the reason for the stop?
"4BJ"


Off topic I know but do you know where to get such books? Are there any available for ANR?
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
My WTT collection came from eBay and some from the NRM at Port Adelaide.
Unsure about ANR Timetables, but sure that they would have had some at one time. Question is, where are they now?

Regards,
Wayne
  ike1 Assistant Commissioner

question( easy by the way)

on the old wilmington line (which was train order working )when  trains where to cross/pass one was given the main line the other was given the goods loop
why was`nt one given the crossing loop or passing siding as normally  happens now days

ike1
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Was it like a lot of the Eyre Peninsula system is today - main line and goods siding only - no passing siding as such?
  ike1 Assistant Commissioner

spot on kipioneer you are correct

ike1
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Apart from its swarms of mosquitoes what is (or was) Adelaide River station noted for?
  409 Minister for Railways

First terminus of the Northern Australian Railway?
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
First terminus of the Northern Australian Railway?
"409"

The first terminus was Pine Creek 100 km or so to the south of Adelaide River.
  ike1 Assistant Commissioner

biggest army camp/train debarkment area on way to darwin in 2nd world war

ike1
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
biggest army camp/train debarkment area on way to darwin in 2nd world war

ike1
"ike1"

It may well have been - the Adelaide River War Cemetery is a reminder of Darwin as a front line, particularly for the RAAF, but all forces are represented.    The railway served an extensive camp here but from a spur off the main line I believe - it's impossible to tell now.

It wasn't what I was thinking of - it is something more basic.
  SAR621 Chief Commissioner

First watering hole along the line for engines?
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
First watering hole along the line for engines?
"SAR621"

Warmer!
There is a railway dam there but not what I was thinking.
It is the other side of the station building to the railway line.
  409 Minister for Railways

Slightly different to SAR621's answer, first water tower/column on the route?
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
It's not to do with the trains - well not directly.   SAR621 nearly had it Smile
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
It's not to do with the trains - well not directly.   SAR621 nearly had it Smile
  SAR621 Chief Commissioner

First Watering Hole for people... in other words a pub en route?
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
First Crew Barracks outside Darwin?
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
First Watering Hole for people... in other words a pub en route?
"SAR621"

There is a pub at Adelaide River but it is a distance from the station.

This is very close!   I am talking about the station building not the town.

A further clue:
When the line opened there were 2 trains a week each way between Pine Creek and Palmerston.  Adelaide River is about the half way point - about 110 km from each end.   These trains lacked many amenities considered essential on today's passenger trains.
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside almost trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
Ooh! Ooh!  I know.  First dunny for passengers.  Dare I say it, that last clue made it p*ss easy, so to speak.
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
First/Only Refreshment Rooms on the NAR?

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