Leongatha line memories

 
  LadyGunzel Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne's south east


Here tis, the Lakeside one.

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  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
1) Can you name the places/towns along th sth gippsland line in which electronic signals occured? (ones with a light on a black metal circle; usually featured at active level crossings to let drivers know whether lights facing road drivers were flashing and was safe for them to enter crossing)(think that's what they're for)
"dr_jazz"

Heathy state Indicators ?
"Nightfire"

Colour light signals? Korumburra had them from at least 1979:
http://www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com/mywebpages/vr/Eastern/4%2779.htm

The up home at Warragul Road:
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/south-gippsland-railway/image/595/D661_6107.jpg[/img]

However in this case they were both home signals that controlled trains arriving and departing the station. You can have automatic signals before a level crossing, usually in a yard. They are usually showing proceed unless you want to shunt towards it, in which case a key switch override lets you put the signal to stop, and the level crossing will be prevented from blocking road traffic. Waurn Ponds is one spot (on a totally different line)

Up end of the yard at Leongatha - I'm not sure if this was a home or auto:
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/south-gippsland-railway/image/595/D660_6066.jpg[/img]
  Sammy D Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
I think there's one at the DVR also? Although maybe thats a minture copy??
"merlin"


Yes we have a miniature replica at the Diamond Valley Railway of a Wig Wag.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
Last official one in service I think was at Tylden on Daylesford line.
"Ballast_Plough"


You're right - I remember seeing it working on the last train to Daylesford in 1978. It was at Chanters Lane.
  dr_jazz Locomotive Fireman

Those signals at the crossings outside the stations at KBR and LEO in the photos posted by Wogman are the signals I meant in quesiton 1 of my quiz
  Kooka Train Controller

Here's some photos from Facebook. Found from the 'Rebuild The Whole South Gippsland Railway.'



K190 AT NYORA.


K190 AT LOCH.



K190 AT LEONGATHA.



K190 GETTING TURNED AT NYORA.



K190 AT NYORA.



A2 938 AT KORUMBURRA.



T342 SHUNTING AROUND AT NYORA.



T342 SHUNTING AROUND AT NYORA.



K190 AT KORUMBURRA.



K190 AT KORUMBURRA.



K190 SOME WERE ON THE SGR.



Cranbourne redevelopment.



Rail train passing a Home Stick at Korumburra.



Dandy 1971.



An Up Rail Train at Korumburra.



Koala Sand Siding.



Dandy.



Korumburra? Maybe State Coal Mine Around Wonthaggi?



Korumburra Loco.



The old and the new at Leongatha.



N Class on the Up Leongatha Pass it did happen, with the Yarra Car coupled on the rear.



Lang Lang goods at a very different Dandenong.

Not found on Facebook, but below is.



K183 at Nyora in 1993.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
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A2 938 AT KORUMBURRA.
"Kooka"

I take this trains was on an up coming out of Korumburra yard ?


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Korumburra? Maybe State Coal Mine Around Wonthaggi?

"Kooka"

Yes this Is Wonthaggi loco, next to number 5 brace
  AclassGunzel Deputy Commissioner

K190 looked great in Green!
  dr_jazz Locomotive Fireman

Again, great photos! That night one of the sand train departing from Koala was a powerful shot! By the way (just to clarify) was Koala siding between Lang Lang and Nyora?
  Flatop Deputy Commissioner

Location: Some where in a Cab
Again, great photos! That night one of the sand train departing from Koala was a powerful shot! By the way (just to clarify) was Koala siding between Lang Lang and Nyora?
"dr_jazz"


Yes it was
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

Here's some photos from Facebook. Found from the 'Rebuild The Whole South Gippsland Railway.'
"Kooka"


Found on whose Facebook ?

Half of them have just been ripped off from my site and reposted.

Steve
  712M Chief Commissioner

Here's some photos from Facebook. Found from the 'Rebuild The Whole South Gippsland Railway.'
"Kooka"


Found on whose Facebook ?

Half of them have just been ripped off from my site and reposted.

Steve
"emd645e3c"


It's a group.
  Kooka Train Controller

Here's some photos from Facebook. Found from the 'Rebuild The Whole South Gippsland Railway.'
"Kooka"


Found on whose Facebook ?

Half of them have just been ripped off from my site and reposted.

Steve
"emd645e3c"


Its from the group that I posted on Facebook (Rebuild The Whole South Gippsland Railway).

Ah your an Admin Steve. There great photos and they look excellent.
  Kooka Train Controller

I've got a good question for you rail enthusiasts. Does anyone know what the tonnage limit was for the line around the period of the withdrawal of the Yarram passenger service in 1981 till Leongatha's in 1993?   Question
  Kooka Train Controller

Is there any news about the line currently. An update would be good to here what's going on with the unused line and SGR, etc.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Is there any news about the line currently. An update would be good to here what's going on with the unused line and SGR, etc.
"Kooka"

Check this out, Kooka 8)
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
  Kooka Train Controller

The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
"Ballast_Plough"


I've recently read a report from South Gippsland Shire's plans for Leongatha. For the Rail/Transport section they reported that they are interested in trying to reinstate the service to Leongatha. They've tried for the last few year's and as we know nothing as been done, but there still keen to. If this goes forward, I've heard rumors that they'll try to relocate the station, even though this has been talked about for a few years.
  Kooka Train Controller

Is there any news about the line currently. An update would be good to here what's going on with the unused line and SGR, etc.
"Kooka"

Check this out, Kooka 8)
"wurx"


I knew about the Mixed Goods trains, but I couldn't go along for the day.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
  The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
"Kooka"


I've recently read a report from South Gippsland Shire's plans for Leongatha....  If this goes forward, I've heard rumors that they'll try to relocate the station, even though this has been talked about for a few years.[/quote]

Some battles are worth the fight and have public support (like restoring the pass to Bairnsdale). This one is a total lost cause - doesn't have the support of Government or Opposition parties, so it's not even on the radar. SG Shire can't relocate the Leongatha station as the lease is on VicTrack land (and the building is probably on the Shire's heritage planning list). The Shire would have to do a deal with VicTrack/SG Railway if there was to be a redevelopment of the station ground.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
"Ballast_Plough"


Just bulldoze it.
  pheonics The Gardener

Location: Meal room with a hot cuppa
The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
"Ballast_Plough"


Just bulldoze it.
"Camster"


Could say that would scare the sh...... lets not go there  Wink
  Kooka Train Controller

  The toilet built across the main line at Koo Wee Rup is probably a good indicator of the lines future...
"Kooka"


I've recently read a report from South Gippsland Shire's plans for Leongatha....  If this goes forward, I've heard rumors that they'll try to relocate the station, even though this has been talked about for a few years.
"gippslander"


Some battles are worth the fight and have public support (like restoring the pass to Bairnsdale). This one is a total lost cause - doesn't have the support of Government or Opposition parties, so it's not even on the radar. SG Shire can't relocate the Leongatha station as the lease is on VicTrack land (and the building is probably on the Shire's heritage planning list). The Shire would have to do a deal with VicTrack/SG Railway if there was to be a redevelopment of the station ground.[/quote]

From what I've heard recently, the only town's that the two town that are really keen for the passenger service are Koo Wee Rup and Korumburra. Leongatha and Lang Lang are fine with whichever form of transport they get, but as long as they get some sort of public transport service. Haven't heard much from Nyora and Loch though.

Off topic but, I recon by around 2020 - 2030 or possibly earlier, we'll see a passenger train running to Leongatha again, due to the population increase and the Government by then may have a different view.
  hotdogpants1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Here.

Off topic but, I recon by around 2020 - 2030 or possibly earlier, we'll see a passenger train running to Leongatha again, due to the population increase and the Government by then may have a different view.
"Kooka"

What is this population increase you're talking about?
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line

Off topic but, I recon by around 2020 - 2030 or possibly earlier, we'll see a passenger train running to Leongatha again, due to the population increase and the Government by then may have a different view.
"Kooka"

What is this population increase you're talking about?
"hotdogpants1"


Would it be the one the government announced today? Embarassed

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