Archaeology Quiz part 1

 
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
Which Goverment department in South Australia Own Some of the Disused Railways around the state?

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  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Which Goverment department in South Australia Own Some of the Disused Railways around the state?

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"Mobiletom"

Department of Recreation and Sport owns some reservations developed as horse trails. The "Parkway Trails" are still owned by the Department of Transport, although maintained by National Parks.

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David
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
That right david I would have also accepted Department of Enviroment and Herittage.

You can ask a question now if you like.
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

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David
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
Puffin Billy
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Puffin Billy
"Mobiletom"

That was/is 2'6". Which government railway was 3'6"?

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David
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Commonwealth or State?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

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David
"DavidB"


David, would it have been the SEC?
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

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David
"DavidB"


David, would it have been the SEC?
"bevans"

No. That was 900mm gauge.

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David
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
No. That was 900mm gauge.

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David
"DavidB"


Damn!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

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David
"DavidB"


Umm, what about the hardly used railway in the states North West from was it Kerang north to over the border into NSW?

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Brian
  F224 Chief Train Controller

Location: Para Hills West SA
The Fyansford quarry line?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Fyansford quarry line?
"F224"


Peter, that was going to be my next one  Very Happy
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Some timber tramways (ancient ones, lol) used 3'6" Smile
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

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David
"DavidB"


The South Australian Railways 3'6" gauge line ran from Bordertown across the border to Serviceton in Victoria from 1894-1898.

It's hardly archaeology though - I doubt whether even a proper "dig" would find any remnants.

John Dennis
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?
"DavidB"


The South Australian Railways 3'6" gauge line ran from Bordertown across the border to Serviceton in Victoria from 1894-1898.

It's hardly archaeology though - I doubt whether even a proper "dig" would find any remnants.
"duttonbay"

Well done, although my recollection was it was 1886 prior to the SAR broad gauge being opened. And is now standard gauge!

You get the next question.

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David
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
Which government railway in Victoria used 3'6" gauge?

Cheers
David
"DavidB"


The South Australian Railways 3'6" gauge line ran from Bordertown across the border to Serviceton in Victoria from 1894-1898.

It's hardly archaeology though - I doubt whether even a proper "dig" would find any remnants.

John Dennis
"duttonbay"


Dutton bay it is your turn to ask a question.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways


Dutton bay it is your turn to ask a question.
"Mobiletom"


Yeah, just checking the forums now.  

Here's an easy one (I think).  Which one of the various narrow gauge (less than 3'6") lines once owned by the state railways around Australia has never been closed, and is still in operation?
  F224 Chief Train Controller

Location: Para Hills West SA
The Puffing Billy line?
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
The Puffing Billy line?
"F224"


I think the Puffing Billy closed in 1956 for while.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The Puffing Billy line?
"F224"


I think the Puffing Billy closed in 1956 for while.
"Mobiletom"


Yes, although some of the Puffing Billy Preservation old-timers reckon there was continuous operation, the line was closed and subsequently reopened from Belgrave as the tourist line we all know
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Which one of the various narrow gauge (less than 3'6") lines once owned by the state railways around Australia has never been closed, and is still in operation?


Obviously not easy enough.  The answer is the ex-QGR Innisfail Tramway, which is now operated by sugar mills.

That question didn't actually have much archaeology in it, since it was all about a line which is still open.  Here's another, hopefully easier one:

The rail connection between two towns in Australia has moved from one gauge to another twice.  Standard Gauge was never involved.  Which are the two towns?

John Dennis
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Which one of the various narrow gauge (less than 3'6") lines once owned by the state railways around Australia has never been closed, and is still in operation?


Obviously not easy enough.  The answer is the ex-QGR Innisfail Tramway, which is now operated by sugar mills.

That question didn't actually have much archaeology in it, since it was all about a line which is still open.  Here's another, hopefully easier one:

The rail connection between two towns in Australia has moved from one gauge to another twice.  Standard Gauge was never involved.  Which are the two towns?
"duttonbay"

Kadina and Wallaroo, from broad to narrow to broad.

Parts of Moonta have also gone from narrow to broad to very narrow. :)

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David
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
sorry david

kadina wallaroo as NG and was convert to BG however when the SG between Adelaide and Port pirie opened an put a third rail down to make the both SG and BG. Now the line is only BG gauge as YPR convert to BG most of the SG is still there however there are parts missing.
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
sorry david

kadina wallaroo as NG and was convert to BG however when the SG between Adelaide and Port pirie opened an put a third rail down to make the both SG and BG. Now the line is only BG gauge as YPR convert to BG most of the SG is still there however there are parts missing.
"Mobiletom"

There was a broad gauge horse tramway for 15 years before the SAR narrow gauge line arrived in 1877.

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David

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