Ispwich to boonah and mount edwards lines

 
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
hi guys

does anybody have any old maps showing where this line ran

thanks

fred

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
hi guys

does anybody have any old maps showing where this line ran

thanks

fred
fred59

The ARHS Bulletin (now called Australian Railway History) had an article about the QLD Fassifern Line including the above.

Enquire at the NSW ARHS Rail Research Centre at 67 Renwick St, Redfern.

Am not sure if there is a similar RRC in QLD.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Railpage has these location indications All Australian Tracks Courtesy of Hairyleg at [url=http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349045.htm][size=3][font=Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349045.htm[/font][/size][/url]

Boonah/Dugandan Fassifern branch [url=http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11371601.htm][size=3][font=Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11371601.htm[/font][/size][/url]


[edit] current version of Australia Tracks is now available at: http://www.railpage.com.au/downloads/704/get/ [/edit]

Not much in magazines apart from the ARHS Bulletin Feb 1969 (Vol 20 No. 376)

A short history of the Fassifern (boonah) branch line (Armstrong, J.)

This history covers the Fassifern Branch which links lpswich-Harrisville-Boonah-Dugandan, opened 1882 and 1887 and closed beyond Churchill in 1964.

The politics leading to the construction of the line are not covered, but otherwise it is comprehensive. There is also a brief mention of the Mount Edwards branch and of proposals to build the Via Recta route to Warwick. 18 photos, 1 map, 28 diagrams. page[s]: 25-47
  inlander Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
Lots of places where you can still clearly see the old formation. Harrisville is a good one with original goods shed still there, junction for the MtEdwards branch at Munbilla(From here the line climbed up the Teviot watershed.), formation coming into Boonah across small flood plain area just before town etc etc. Basicially, after Yamanto the line was right beside the present day Ipswich Boonah Rd (L/H side heading toward Boonah) then crossed the road at Purga. I would suggest you use Google Earth with which you can follow a lot of the formation and plan a tour of it.

The Mt Edwards branch went first in 1960 and Boonah/.Dugundan hung on until 30/6/64. and yes it had a Mon to Fri daily goods and Rail motor service to/from Ipswich.

The ARHS bulletin you want is No : 376 - Feb 1969. Its a very comprehensive article with lots of photos and diagrams.

The was also another edition which covered the "Via Recta" scheme which was a series of surveys aimed to join the Maryvale Branch (Ex Warwick) to Mt Edwards, thus allowing for a Brisbane/Ipswich Warwick and further direct route bypassing Toowoomba.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
thanks for the help guys. still looking for an old map showing where the line used to run, and where the lined used to run from ipswich to peak crossing
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
thanks for the help guys. still looking for an old map showing where the line used to run, and where the lined used to run from ipswich to peak crossing
fred59
Did you notice I wrote earler that Railpage has these location indications; All Australian Tracks Courtesy of Hairyleg at http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349045.htm

It is a pretty close outline on Google Earth with instructions on that thread.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Did you notice I wrote earler that Railpage has these location indications; All Australian Tracks Courtesy of Hairyleg at http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349045.htm

It is a pretty close outline on Google Earth with instructions on that thread.
petan
hi petan

I tried it, but it keeps coming up with an error
fred
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
hi petan I tried it, but it keeps coming up with an error fred
fred59
Try the hairlegs direct kmz file link  
http://www.railpage.com.au/downloads/704/get/

Also remember QLD Government add on to Google Earth as Google Earth's own images out there are very basic  http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/mapping/queensland-globe.html

Use Hairlegs to spot possible QR bridge remains just north of Radford Rd, Radford. Look for the creek crossing just north of Radford Rd with Hairlegs pink line next to it.

If Harlegs still not working for you find Radford Rd, Radford on Google Earth. Rail crossed Radford Rd 786 meters west of Redhill Munbilla Rd intersection. That will show the rail formation clues and follow that formation clue 260 meters north east to the creek with possible flood opening type bridge remains.  GPS -27.852420° 152.645332°
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Maps viewable from John Oxley Library http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/1344  and select the Ipswich one [1951 date] which shows line as far south as Goolman which is next past Purga.

Basic 1955 Shell road map of there on my download site  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvweHNpQVp3blR0ZzA/edit
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
hi petan

I tried it, but it keeps coming up with an error
fred
fred59

The link is working fine.  http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349045.htm

The link above contains detailed discussions on the project with updates.

Regards
Brian
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Try the hairlegs direct kmz file link  
http://www.railpage.com.au/downloads/704/get/
petan
Somehow Railpage changed my message on the direct link as I supplied the link below not the one in my quote.

The direct link is the following and I will deliberately leave gaps so just reassemble it

http://    www.      ozroads.     com.   au/rail/     hairyleg_aus_tracks_rev03_2012_10_24.  kmz
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Fred, suggest ask question on installing the google earth plug in at the hairlegs forum as the people who made it and who have the other storage site usually answer there
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fred, suggest ask question on installing the google earth plug in at the hairlegs forum as the people who made it and who have the other storage site usually answer there
petan

Petan, is that his question?  Or is his question about the links to the forum thread here not working?  Fred?
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Petan, is that his question?  Or is his question about the links to the forum thread here not working?  Fred?
bevans
My suspicion is his question about not getting hairylegs download links to work but rather installing it. I supplied alternative links so Fred can see if it is the links from here or not that is the problem. If the direct link to the other non Railpage site gives same problem as the Railpage link than the problem is not the link itself but installation. Either way best on the hairylegs thread and leave this for Boonah.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Hi guys
Went to the boonah library on Friday and had a look at the achieves section which Is only open on Fridays

Found they have a lot of old blue print  plans of all the old stations and station yards layouts

Also a lot stuff on the boonah to ipswich railway

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