The old railway to Ascot Racecourse

 
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Does anyone have photos or information on this line?  My map from 1952 shows it and I have seen a single photo of the bridge over the Swan River being dismantled (it was a timber truss bridge).  I'd like to know more about it.

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  georges Chief Train Controller

Does anyone have photos or information on this line?  My map from 1952 shows it and I have seen a single photo of the bridge over the Swan River being dismantled (it was a timber truss bridge).  I'd like to know more about it.
Kafoopsy
You may have seen:

https://www.facebook.com/LostPerth/posts/797084830362573

http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/Details/d7adc8f3-7fea-4836-88d7-aecc7df2dc72

http://myperthapp.com.au/lost-railways.html

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  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Thanks for those links Mouse.  Photos of the bridge were what I really wanted to see.  Looks like it was a lovely old trestle with two truss spans.  Its sad that none of these type of bridges remain.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Thanks for those links Mouse.  Photos of the bridge were what I really wanted to see.  Looks like it was a lovely old trestle with two truss spans.  Its sad that none of these type of bridges remain.
Kafoopsy
That's an Impressive bridge over the Swan River, probably made of Jarrah Timber
  LL10194 Station Master

Location: Perth
Georges’ post had a link to something from the heritage council about the Garret Road Bridge, the text mentions in a couple of places the older rail bridge a little upstream.

I guess the point I’m making is that if you are keen on old timber bridges Garret Road is one of the most significant apparently given its length and age. But no rail if that is all that you want. Built around fifty years after the old rail bridge, but still there. When it was duplicated it was done in a similar style.

Canning Bridge was overseen by the same person, E.W Godfrey of the PWD, a couple of years later than Garret Road. Also duplicated and expanded in a similar style, although earlier than Garret Road. I would suggest Canning Bridge is a little more elegant. The cars passing over and even the cyclists that sprint through underneath are missing out on an amazing tranquil space with a huge forest of piles. And the bridge lends its name to the station on the new(ish) Mandurah line.

Not quite the same as the older Ascot rail bridge, but there are still some timber bridges out there, even in the suburbs.
  jayrail Assistant Commissioner

Location: te Anau Southern Alps NZ
Re above,  my  stud Angus  Bull arrived from Victoria  at the Racecourse Railway ramp onto a Semi truck for delivery to Coolup WA. to my farm.the old system mentioned  here..c 1960.Horses were also transported.

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