State rail authority railway houses

 
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Can anybody advise or point me in the direction of list of railway houses the old state rail authority owned on the glenreagh to dorrigo line and what areas or towns these houses were situated in

Thanks

Fred

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  TinHare2 Station Master

Can anybody advise or point me in the direction of list of railway houses the old state rail authority owned on the glenreagh to dorrigo line and what areas or towns these houses were situated in

Thanks

Fred
fred59

What kind of house did you have in mind? There was a station master's house at both Glenreagh and Dorrigo but unlikey at any of the other stations on the line. Do you mean houses that the railways built for their general employees?

There are two very good studies on the line -
Glenreagh the Railway Heritage by John Ferry et.al. of 2004
The Glenreagh to Dorrigo Branch Line by Malcolm Paul of 1988

Michael
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Byways of Steam 23 looks at Glenreagh and Dorrigo locomotive depots. But I don't think it will help you much with railway houses.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Yes micheal

houses that the railways built for their general employees and also along the line, eg gangers huts and sheds
  tezza Chief Commissioner

Glenreagh had a station masters house and crew barracks, when Glenreagh Mountain Railway purchased the line in 2001 the sale included a former fettlers house which was being rented out by SRA at the time. This must be the house they are using at Glenreagh now.
Gang sheds were located at Glenreagh West, Lowanna and Dorrigo.
At Dorrigo there was the station masters house and a house built in the 1950s for crews, there is also a crew barracks in Dorrigo yard.
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
Thanks for the info tezza

Can you please advise if there were any railway houses  between the first and second railway crossing on coramba rd, up passed the curved trestle bridge going towards Megan?

Fred
  tezza Chief Commissioner

I've never heard of or read about any houses in that area you are refering too Fred
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

However, there COULD also be "residential sites".   These were where the employee leased the Railway land and constructed his own private residence on it.   The improvements could be sold to another employee and if this was done, the ground tenancy would be transferred.   IF there was legal street access, the land might be later sold to the employee.   Tenancies of land for "Residential sites" were not granted to non-employees.   Normally, if no other employee wanted to purchase the improvements, they had to be demolished and the site cleared.

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