Archaeology Quiz part 2

 
  DavidB Moderator

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What was the first railway in Australia to be closed?

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David

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

What was the first railway in Australia to be closed?
"DavidB"


The convict line in Tasmania?  Or that coal hauling line near Newcastle which predated everything else?

Do you have any specific definition of "railway" in this context?

John
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
What was the first railway in Australia to be closed?
"DavidB"


The convict line in Tasmania?  Or that coal hauling line near Newcastle which predated everything else?

Do you have any specific definition of "railway" in this context?
"duttonbay"

Yes, I should have specified a "real" railway. Smile  So any time after 12/9/1854.

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David
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

What was the first railway in Australia to be closed
"DavidB"


As near as I can tell, without any reference material to hand, I would guess that the earliest line to be closed in Victoria was the St Kilda-Windsor line.  I can't even hazard a guess at the other states.

John
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
What was the first railway in Australia to be closed
"DavidB"


As near as I can tell, without any reference material to hand, I would guess that the earliest line to be closed in Victoria was the St Kilda-Windsor line.  I can't even hazard a guess at the other states.
"duttonbay"

St. Kilda - Windsor was closed in 1862. But there was one earlier than that!

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David
  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

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Port Eillot to Currency Creek (SA)
  DavidB Moderator

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Port Eillot to Currency Creek (SA)
"Mobiletom"

What was the date?

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David
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Port Eillot to Currency Creek (SA)
"Mobiletom"

What was the date?
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David
"DavidB"


Is this for a bonus point (because it's not in the original question) or is this not your expected answer, but a possibility?

John
  DavidB Moderator

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Port Eillot to Currency Creek (SA)
"Mobiletom"

What was the date?
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David
"DavidB"


Is this for a bonus point (because it's not in the original question) or is this not your expected answer, but a possibility?
"duttonbay"

Not the expected answer. If it's between 12/9/1854 and 20/10/1862 it might be a contender.

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David
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Port Eillot to Currency Creek (SA)
"Mobiletom"

If it's between 12/9/1854 and 20/10/1862 it might be a contender.
"DavidB"


I am unaware of a Port Elliot to Currency Creek operation, although I know a horse tram ran from Port Elliot to Goolwa.  Probably the same one. If so, it opened in 1854 and remained in service until 1884 when it was replaced by the steam railway.  

I reckon you're still looking for an answer...

John
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

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Part 1 of this topic can be found at http://www.railpage.org.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1252

What was the first railway in Australia to be closed?

Cheers
David
"DavidB"
Probably not quite what you're asking, but wasn't the Flinders Street to Sandridge line "closed" soon after it opened?  The temporary loco broke down so they stopped services until the proper loco arrived from England, or something like that?
  K163 Chief Commissioner

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is that where the Hobsons Bay railway ran to (Sandridge)?
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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The part of the line that went to the original Greenwich station on the private Melb-Geelong line (which is in the Newport area), unfortunately I have neither dates or the other end of the section...
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
The part of the line that went to the original Greenwich station on the private Melb-Geelong line (which is in the Newport area), unfortunately I have neither dates or the other end of the section...
"ninthnotch"

That's the one! Newport - Greenwich Pier closed 27/7/1857.

Your turn.

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David
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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What train service was colloquially known as "Mickey"?
  K163 Chief Commissioner

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is that a tourist railway or a 'government' service?
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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It was a govenrnment service in Victoria.
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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seeing as no-one liked my question (or may not have guessed...?) the answer was  the Hawthorn-Kew single-car swingdoor.

Anyway - I'll try another one - from what year onwards was it a requirement for all new VR locomotive classes to be designed to be gauge-convertible?
  K163 Chief Commissioner

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aahh! i think that's a trick question, althought the Ns, Xs, and Js were SG convertable, the Js came after the Rs, that were not SG convertable.
  DavidB Moderator

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aahh! i think that's a trick question, althought the Ns, Xs, and Js were SG convertable, the Js came after the Rs, that were not SG convertable.
"K163"

The X, H, R, North British N and J were convertable.

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David
  K163 Chief Commissioner

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oh ok, then my guess is from 1947
  DavidB Moderator

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oh ok, then my guess is from 1947
"K163"

Earlier than that. It was some time during the Clapp era.

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David
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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It isn't 1947.  DavidB, you're warm...
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
It isn't 1947.  DavidB, you're warm...
"ninthnotch"

1925 rings a bell.

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David
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

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Sooooooo close!!!

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