T330 at Loch, on the topic of the station- the station build looks like the one present now, from the photo. I could be wrong.
Have anyone of you people walked on the 3 Tarwin Floodplain bridges? I have for a fact.
The Blackspur Creek bridge looks in a pretty bad state, but their are some small holes due to the bridge deck breaking. This bridge is probably in the worst condition out of the 3 bridges.
The 1st West Branch bridge is the 2nd bridge and has a broken bridge deck, but has some small holes in it. The ballast is still in place on this section. The bridge is probably the 2nd best out of these bridges.
The last bridge the 2nd West Branch bridge is seen from the highway, like the 1st West Branch bridge. The 2nd West branch bridge you can not see as much as the first one. This bridge has a deck isn't really in a pretty bad state, but is unsafe according to the Great Southern Rail Trail and South Gippsland Shire Council. The bridge has small holes on the sides last time I walked on the bridges in 2008. The bridge is probably the best out of the three.
The main reason these bridges are in a bad state are due to the track removal train, which dismantled the Leongatha - Welshpool section in 1994. The Tarwin bridge, near Meeniyan seen on the highway needed to be strengthened due to the weight of it. Weathering caused this also, after all these bridges haven't been maintained for 15 years (1994). The larger bridges in between this bridge and Koonwarra in the Tarwin Floodplain (West Branch 1 and Blackspur Creek) were vulnerable to the bridge deck breaking. The 2nd West Branch bridge was lucky not to have a major bridge deck break, due to it been smaller, than the other 2 bridges.
Of course I do!!!
Here is a pic showing both V/Line passenger and freight at Leongatha.
BTW this photo is from a friend in South Gippsland who used to work on the line.
My Fotopic site has a shot of the last train to Yarram which I went for a ride on with a few PB guys. The K/D3 trip to Foster was also an excellent trip (also has some photos there) and I had an enjoyable cabride on the K coming home!
Have you got anymore pics "Ballast Plough?" It would be great to see more pictures, of these 2 tours.
I have 3 question for all you people.
Q.1. What was the largest railway station on the South Gippsland Railway Line? The stations must be, until before 1995 when Cranbourne was been rebuilt, so that's means the old station. The station must be on the South Gippsland Line, from Dandenong - Yarram and also the Wonthaggi Line. My 4 guesses are either Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster or Koo - Wee - Rup.
Zomer, do you have pictures of a Koala Siding train, Barry Beach, a Leongatha passenger service, The Foster Line (beyond Leongatha), Train to Toora, Welshpool or even Yarram?
Good idea Zomer! I request photos from Cranbourne - Leongatha, especially Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang. As much as possible would be great thanks.
Does anyone have pictures of Clyde, Tooradin, Monomeith, more of Nyora, Lang Lang, Bena, Ruby, Koonwarra, Tarwin, Meeniyan, Stoney Creek, Buffalo, Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, even though there is a picture, Agnes (Barry Beach Junction), Welshpool, Hedley, Gelliondale and Alberton Railway stations, or even yards. I would love to see some pictures of these stations in V/Line service, before been dismantled or what there like now. Mainly trains running to these stations.
Does anyone have pictures of a train going over the large Tarwin River Bridge, near Meeniyan next to the South Gippsland highway or when in service as a bridge.