New England & Cooma bridges - holiday tour

 
  marhleet Train Controller

So much to see, so little time.
And surprisingly never enough hours to sleep.

so a little teaser
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/53212641
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(That's been bigimg'd, 6815 x 1024 pixels)

which, as noted on the comment, is also viewable at
http://gigapan.org/gigapans/78372/
http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=5045097

NB: the 60mm pipe hanging over the middle brick support, it takes a lot of water to get flotsam that high up a bridge. I held the 3' monopod over my head and it didn't reach it.

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  raymond Deputy Commissioner

Location: Gladstone, Queensland
On the Newengland tableland around Tenterfield,probably between Tenterfield and Wallangara.


  RAYMOND
  marhleet Train Controller

aaah, yes, the language! Wink
teaser as in there's more to come, not a quiz Laughing
we managed all the major bridges on the tour apart from the large one behind the Stonehenge area at Glen Innes which I only noticed on the way back, so only distant shots for that one.

Marowan Creek, Beardy Waters, Severn River, Bluff River, Tenterfield Creek

stations at
Dumaresq, Ben Lomond, Glen Innes, Yarraford Platform, Guyra, Llangothlin, Dundee, Deepwater, Bolivia, Sandy Flat, Tenterfield and Wallangarra

lots of one, two, three and four span minor water passages and brick drains and looked, un-successfully, for signs of what Gresley might be, any ideas ?

more to come ...
  marhleet Train Controller

Severn River Bridge at Dundee - 15 spans of heritage goodness
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http://gigapan.org/gigapans/78438/
http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=5045647
  marhleet Train Controller

Beardy Waters Rail Bridge near Yarraford Rail
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http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_01_2.cfm?itemid=5045620
  marhleet Train Controller

Bluff River Rail Bridge near Sandy Flat

[bigimg]http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/53506892.jpg[/bigimg]

http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=15891
  marhleet Train Controller

Marowan Creek Rail Bridge at Glencoe

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  marhleet Train Controller

Deepwater

Deepwater Creek in Town
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Four Mile Creek - North of towards Bolivia
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  marhleet Train Controller

Beardy Waters behind Stonehenge Park

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  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
Great shots!
  marhleet Train Controller

Yep, I thought so Wink
don't forget the gigapan links and it was 3,500 pics on me mates cam
and I took 5,500 pics, but a lot of scenery setting shots from the passenger seat

big week, I've been planning to get those bridges done as I see them out the window of the b-double truck and now it is

http://www.panoramio.com/user/1065106 Dave
http://www.panoramio.com/user/3420218 Adrian
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
ooh nice pics. time for another thread i think
  marhleet Train Controller

It's May again, heading Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Cooma
couldn't be much colder than the New England at the same time last year

def doing the two other big bridges, Michelago and Bredbo River
and anything else worth trainspotting onto on the way
  Shawy Chief Train Controller

Wow! I've only just discovered this thread and wish I'd found it ages ago. As you said, that's a lot of heritage goodness in there. I had a similar idea in mind - "doing" the line from Tenterfield to Armidale of thereabouts but have never got around to it. I'm not sure if this set of images though will mean I either definitely will do it now - or think to myself thank goodness for Marhleet, I don't need to!

Alan
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
dont forget to add any wooden bridges to the map
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208051354090212044497.0004a6ff8483eabec968d&msa=0&ll=-32.287133,147.832031&spn=9.35568,19.753418

Looking forward to some more photos of the cooma line.
  marhleet Train Controller

2908 files, 9.3Gb of photos (and a cpl of vids) much to organise
  marhleet Train Controller

dont forget to add any wooden bridges to the map
"bronwyn"

How big a span do you want ?

I've seen two foot gaps done, four foot gaps 1ft high, but also enough to walk under

many up the New England are one span wide, some creek, some are road access, some are two spans wide, one for road on fore the creek
  marhleet Train Controller

dont forget to add any wooden bridges to the map
"bronwyn"

done queanbeyan to cooma, tumba to tarcutta, gundagai to coota and a couple at cowra to blayney
and Tenterfield to Armidale
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
first time i get to log into my map from a computer and not a phone. looks good well done and a big thank you. 
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Enjoyed the pics, thanks for posting.
  marhleet Train Controller

Link to my Panoramio page showing the Cooma Line pics
http://www.panoramio.com/user/1065106/tags/Lines%20-%20GBurn-Cooma

The Chakola pic is full size, great for zooming in and seeing detail
the others are 40%

Ingelara Creek
http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=15894



Bredbo River
http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=15893



Chakola - Numeralla River - http://www.panoramio.com/photo/90124036
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  marhleet Train Controller

stations at  Deepwater, Bolivia,

... and looked, un-successfully, for signs of what Gresley might be, any ideas ?
"marhleet"


any body have a technical journal that's easy to search through ?
Best I can tell it's between Four Mile Creek and Bolivia Hill. No sign of a wider area on the zoomed in Google, no show on topo maps, no trove search ? Does nswrail.net just have a herring listed ?
http://nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Gresley - might be a WWII loop siding used for freight transfer
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
stations at  Deepwater, Bolivia,

... and looked, un-successfully, for signs of what Gresley might be, any ideas ?


any body have a technical journal that's easy to search through ?
Best I can tell it's between Four Mile Creek and Bolivia Hill. No sign of a wider area on the zoomed in Google, no show on topo maps, no trove search ? Does nswrail.net just have a herring listed ?
http://nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Gresley - might be a WWII loop siding used for freight transfer
marhleet
Here is my suggestion.


In the area where the Brazil Firetrail meets the line. The road shown on the other side may well be the original, well maybe just an earlier, section of the highway.

In 2009 when I investigated the Bluff Rock station location I found there was an old iteration of the highway there which can be seen in this shot. http://www.ipernity.com/doc/grahamh/24110727/in/album/466689  It is the dead end road on the left of the highway on this map. Bluff Rock is in the centre. The current highway covers the line and the previous highway crosses the line on a bridge to the right of the current highway.
  NSWRcars Chief Train Controller

stations at  Deepwater, Bolivia,

... and looked, un-successfully, for signs of what Gresley might be, any ideas ?


any body have a technical journal that's easy to search through ?
Best I can tell it's between Four Mile Creek and Bolivia Hill. No sign of a wider area on the zoomed in Google, no show on topo maps, no trove search ? Does nswrail.net just have a herring listed ?
http://nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Gresley - might be a WWII loop siding used for freight transfer
marhleet
From ARHS Track & Signal files:



GRESLEY

Provision of Crossing Loop

On 30th March, 1942, a new crossing loop was provided on the Up side of the line at Mileage 454m. 25c., between Deepwater and Bolivia, and is known as Gresley.

The circular then goes on to explain the safeworking, and is accompanied by a track diagram.



There is another circular dated 9-10-1947 showing abolition of the loop.

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