NSW tunnel dimensions

 
  Z1948 Station Staff

Location: Canberra
Does anyone know the dimensions of single and double line tunnels used in the country areas by the NSWGR? I'm interested in the height (from ground or rails), width at maximum width point, width at the lowest point of the walls (ground level)? And good places for photos of tunnel mouths that illustrate standard country area tunnels.  I should add that I am interested in tunnels built after 1910 as I think the loading gauge changed then under a national agreement. Thanks, Terry.

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  br30453 Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know the dimensions of single and double line tunnels used in the country areas by the NSWGR? I'm interested in the height (from ground or rails), width at maximum width point, width at the lowest point of the walls (ground level)? And good places for photos of tunnel mouths that illustrate standard country area tunnels.  I should add that I am interested in tunnels built after 1910 as I think the loading gauge changed then under a national agreement. Thanks, Terry.
Z1948
PM sent re single track tunnel drawings.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Does anyone know the dimensions of single and double line tunnels used in the country areas by the NSWGR? I'm interested in the height (from ground or rails), width at maximum width point, width at the lowest point of the walls (ground level)? And good places for photos of tunnel mouths that illustrate standard country area tunnels.  I should add that I am interested in tunnels built after 1910 as I think the loading gauge changed then under a national agreement. Thanks, Terry.
Z1948
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Does anyone know the dimensions of single and double line tunnels used in the country areas by the NSWGR? I'm interested in the height (from ground or rails), width at maximum width point, width at the lowest point of the walls (ground level)? And good places for photos of tunnel mouths that illustrate standard country area tunnels.  I should add that I am interested in tunnels built after 1910 as I think the loading gauge changed then under a national agreement. Thanks, Terry.
awsgc24
The ARHS Railway Research Centre at 67 Renwick St Redfern has some plans of single and double track tunnels, before and after 1910.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Diagrams of the Carcoar tunnel are in this link from page 25.

http://www.weddin.nsw.gov.au/Media/WeddinShireCouncil/Engineering/TaskforceReport.pdf
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
As far as I am aware, every Tunnel between Glenbrook and Marrangaroo were skinned as well as being lowered for the 1956 Electrification.
I have an idea further works were carried out around the time of the Standard Gauge was opened between Sydney and Perth to accommodate the carriages on the Indian Pacific and interstate freight wagons.

Clearances have always been close as was found when fluorescent lighting was installed in Number 10 tunnel during the laying of the concrete road bed as they were struck by a passing freight wagon when it oscillated a bit too much.

From vague memory I think a 60 class Beyer Garret was prohibited from passing through the Capertee Tunnel due to its restricted clearances.
In one of the forums there was a picture posted of the Overbridge between Wambool and Brewongle which clearly showed how the brick pillars of the bridge has been cut back to increase the gap between them.

I can think of three tunnels that are today as they were before 1910 and one is on the Lithgow Zig Zag (unlined?) and the other 2 on the Newnes Juction to Newnes into the Wolgan Valley, one being the very popular Glow Worm Tunnel.

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