Wyee Cement Siding

 
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11344745.htm

Is the Wyee Cement Siding still in use (unlikely)? If not, when was it last used/booked out of service?

It's good to see there's ample room for quadruplication through Wyee  Very Happy
drwaddles
I live in Wyee just up the road from the station. A few years ago the sidings were gradually removed starting with the up loop and electricity siding. The rails were stored on the down loops for a while before they were removed. They then removed the ballast and left it as a huge ditch. Nowadays, the only remaints are the crossover at the sydney end and a crossover between a section of the down loops at the newcastle end (althougth almost buried and hard to make out).

I actually spent some time looking at the main north and believe most of the track could be triplicated or quadruplicated except for between Cowan and Woy Woy.

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Location: The Never Never
As an Enfield Guard I can recall putting empty ARH/ARX's in there, I believe the out going were loaded with fly ash from local power generation plants.

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  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
What was the electricity commisssion siding used for?
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
My old man said he used to work there many years ago. He also said when I was knee high to a grasshopper that I fell off the siding where the car park is now and was knocked unconscious. Laughing

If anyone has photo's of the loading facility could they please PM me as I am modelling that area?
Cheers
HMC1989
http://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Wyee
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This may be of interest.


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  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
The diagram in happier times lol
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  a6et Minister for Railways

What was the electricity commisssion siding used for?
Speedbird1
Poles & various infrastructure for the local Power stations at Munmorrah & other handy stations, also transformers were sent there as well.
  HMC1989 Chief Commissioner

Location: Behind a desk.
http://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Wyee
Speedbird1
Thanks Speedbird1.

Also after pictures of the house just south of the station on the DOWN side. The old station masters cottage?
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

Poles & various infrastructure for the local Power stations at Munmorrah & other handy stations, also transformers were sent there as well.
a6et
Transformer loaded ready to go from Elcom Siding Wyee.


More images here: http://s901.photobucket.com/user/OK2RUN/library/Special%20Load%20Wagons
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
 Thanks Speedbird1. Also after pictures of the house just south of the station on the DOWN side. The old station masters cottage?
HMC1989
I cant find anything that might be a station masters house... Sad
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Loco 6008 shunting the cement siding at Wyee to pick up two wagons. The train is in the Up loop to the right of the platform. 1971.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/3776373366/
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
Loco 6008 shunting the cement siding at Wyee to pick up two wagons. The train is in the Up loop to the right of the platform. 1971.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/3776373366/
GrahamH
Actually, thats the Down loop on the west side of the station.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Actually, thats the Down loop on the west side of the station.
Speedbird1
Yes, the loco is on the Down side of the platform. The train it is hauling is in the Up loop waiting for the shunting to be completed and the return of the loco.
  a6et Minister for Railways

I cant find anything that might be a station masters house... Sad
Speedbird1
Was there ever a Station Masters home there?  The reason I ask is that the station was manned more by ASM's & was frequently switched out, & if one of the signal men/ASM's was sick or required at another station Wyee was switched out with him going elsewhere, except on day shift, owing to the 2 pick ups, 1 down & 1 up.

I do however seem to remember a house up on the down side embankment just near where the points into the down loop from the south were placed.  Whether a railway house or other I have no idea now.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner
  a6et Minister for Railways

The Station Masters? House.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ok2run/8746123902/
OK2RUN
I would say yes.  Sort of confirms an aspect of what I said about the location even though I was out a bit.  No sign of it on Google Earth now.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

I would say yes.  Sort of confirms an aspect of what I said about the location even though I was out a bit.  No sign of it on Google Earth now.
a6et
Long gone now. My question mark was in reference to if SM or ASM. In the years I knew of this location (from early seventies) this was the only house near the station.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Long gone now. My question mark was in reference to if SM or ASM. In the years I knew of this location (from early seventies) this was the only house near the station.
My mistake, so apologies. It could be either an ASM or SM & may not necessarily been one from Wyee either.

In those days both grades along with many others such as signalmen were actually placed as relief staff with a designated home station, these positions were advertised when vacancies occurred in the weekly notices booklets that came out, weekly.  Thus the position advertised could be relief officer ASM or SM, Morriset, Cockle Ck, Wyong, Home station Wyee.  Depending on the grade, others in the same grade who had gone to the bush areas for promotions could apply for them as a transfer or a junior officer for promotion in that position, alongside the position being advertised would be No House, or House provided or House available, as well as numbers of positions & whether or not it was day shift only (SM) or shift work including day shift (ASM)

Often the availability of a house was incentive for others, but usually the senior applicant, who was the successful candidate got the house.  They had to pay rent which was deducted from their wages each fortnight, if a move from the bush was involved, it would also include help to move the furniture of the successful person. That was done by providing a Louvre van for the applicant.
  HMC1989 Chief Commissioner

Location: Behind a desk.
That's the building I have been looking for OK2RUN. Thanks. I know at Morisset, both SM's lived next to the station up until several years ago. Unfortunately Peter passed away and Barry retired so now there both vacant properties. Also I think they have heritage listing so can't be knocked down.
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
The Station Masters? House. IMG_TB-5_0001By OK2RUN on Flickr
OK2RUN
Are you sure thats wyee?
  a6et Minister for Railways

Are you sure thats wyee?
Speedbird1
Have you got another location in mind?

As it certainly looks Wyee to me even with the O/head in place.
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

Are you sure thats wyee?
Speedbird1
How the hell do you come by that thought? I lived near that location for many years, travelled by train past that location for many years, have many other photographs at that location, many photographs with the station sign in view of that location, yes I'm sure 100% that's WYEE!
  a6et Minister for Railways

How the hell do you come by that thought? I lived near that location for many years, travelled by train past that location for many years, have many other photographs at that location, many photographs with the station sign in view of that location, yes I'm sure 100% that's WYEE!
OK2RUN
Lets see if he comes up with an alternative location
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
I have found this picture on the City of Lake Macquarie's website. It is definitely Wyee SM's cottage, http://lakemac.com.au/pagephoto.aspx?pid=481&vid=17&tmpt=photo&iSID=4087
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
My mistake. I just thought the station looks different and there's no trace of the house so.. never mind, my mistake. a very good picture (why i thought it was odd with the steam train there)... never mind.

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