Glenreagh turntable

 
  The Man in Blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: Trackside in Baiyin NW China!
I was looking at NSWrailnet site showing 2 photos of Glenreagh turntable in 2005. I was wondering if it still exists.

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  NSWRcars Assistant Commissioner

I was looking at NSWrailnet site showing 2 photos of Glenreagh turntable in 2005. I was wondering if it still exists.
The Man in Blue
Seems hard to believe that it could have gone anywhere. Was at the northern end of the yard, near the old barracks - location incorrectly shown on Hairyleg's Google Earth overlay.
  moaner Train Controller

Location: Foever greasing those bevel gears
Was in the area 6 months ago,yes the turntable is still there , very overgrown and somewhat dilapidated. The outer base rail is still in situ but its wooden supports are long rotted away...Chris
  MikeyJackson Locomotive Driver

Location: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
does restoration of the turntable fit into the plans for the group?
  moaner Train Controller

Location: Foever greasing those bevel gears
Hard to say what the plans are for the actual Glenreagh station sight as a whole. The groups main hurdle like all other groups is to sort out and conform to the new regulations.
In the very general scheme of things I have the feeling the group wants to get Glenreagh cleared up and reopening the line between Glenreagh and Glenreagh west.
I am relocating up to the area in a couple of months and was planning to join up with the group, if I do at least I can post unbiased comments....c
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

Hard to say what the plans are for the actual Glenreagh station sight as a whole. The groups main hurdle like all other groups is to sort out and conform to the new regulations.
In the very general scheme of things I have the feeling the group wants to get Glenreagh cleared up and reopening the line between Glenreagh and Glenreagh west.
I am relocating up to the area in a couple of months and was planning to join up with the group, if I do at least I can post unbiased comments....c
moaner
I would be very doubtful if GMR will be extending from Glenreagh West into Glenreagh Station Yard at any time in the foreseeable future, if only because of the reconstruction works that would be required, quite apart from the necessary paperwork with ARTC.   GMR has more than enough on its plate at the present time, not only with the Safety Regulator, but with a bridge washaway on the section towards Lowanna.
Not only is the turntable in an unusable state, so is all the branch line track into the station yard, not to mention the station building itself!   There would be no need to use the turntable anyhow, as the only other facility on the branch is at Dorrigo, well beyond GMR's boundary.   For what it is worth, 1919 already faces in the down direction, right for the climb, if or when the washed out bridge can be rebuilt.

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