Rose Hill and other branch lines

 
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Fans of industrial sidings should take time to check out the remains of the extensive set of sidings running off the Clyde-Carlingford line. There is a branch to Sandown which connected with a series of sidings and the Shell depot siding to the south.

I had a brief look yesterday and there is quite a few deserted lines and sidings, just the thing for a bit of archaeology.

There also was a Silverton 42 and a 44 class there but I am not sure whether they were static or working.

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  albert3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: Werrington, NSW
Fans of industrial sidings should take time to check out the remains of the extensive set of sidings running off the Clyde-Carlingford line. There is a branch to Sandown which connected with a series of sidings and the Shell depot siding to the south.

I had a brief look yesterday and there is quite a few deserted lines and sidings, just the thing for a bit of archaeology.

There also was a Silverton 42 and a 44 class there but I am not sure whether they were static or working.
"Iain"


The Silverton locos are definitely not static.  I gues you had a look arond on a Sunday or something - the area is definitely not archaeology material and is very much active train-wise.
  Gazza Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast
Quite a few years ago I went on a SETS tour of that line.

Just remembered an interesting situation I found myself in there once.
driving along the road near the railway line, I come up to a level crossing near the refinery.  Visible down the line is an idling 48 class with some fuel tankers behind it. The bells & lights start to go on the crossing so I stop, the train starts to move towards the crossing (about 100m away).  In my rear view mirror, I see a road tanker approaching at approx 60km/h with no intention to stop at the crossing.

What to do??????

I gunned the motor, and made it through the crossing with the truck close behind, and just ahead of the train.

Hairy stuff!!!!! Shocked
  albert3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: Werrington, NSW
Just remembered an interesting situation I found myself in there once.
driving along the road near the railway line, I come up to a level crossing near the refinery.  Visible down the line is an idling 48 class with some fuel tankers behind it. The bells & lights start to go on the crossing so I stop, the train starts to move towards the crossing (about 100m away).  In my rear view mirror, I see a road tanker approaching at approx 60km/h with no intention to stop at the crossing.

What to do??????

I gunned the motor, and made it through the crossing with the truck close behind, and just ahead of the train.

Hairy stuff!!!!! Shocked
"Gazza"


Woah!!! I would've jumped out of the car and ran!!
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  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Actually I was there on a Wednesday during the day. the working lines are to the north, the disused sidings are to the south and also along the Parramatta River. I was looking at some sidings near the old Capral Aluminum plant and yes I had my trowel out digging up one end of a small remnant section of track to measure its dimensions!

The ARHS has some great plans of the whole area which shows the extensive set of sidings in the area.

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