Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Kulin?

5915

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  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Yelbeni?
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Not:

Badgebup
Nannup
Wialki
Darken
Dangin
Borden
Kojonup
Lake Grace (still open - but the closest one so far (by the crow))

But 5915 has it - Kulin. This is the old line that ran from the yard to the 3 track superphosphate sidings near CBH. When I took this photo grain services still ran to Kulin occasionally, but the super traffic had finished in ~1992/3 I think. The whole line from Narrogin to Kulin is now mothballed as a Tier 3 line.
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Thanks Crisfitz. I have never been to Kulin, so pure deduction on my part and a little internet search to see whether this Tier 3 line was still open.

I will make this open floor for some more virtual exploration.

5915
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Silverton?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Not Silverton.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Time for a clue. Silverton is the closest so far.Smile
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Cobar mine?
Elura
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Nope, not Cobar but I spent many a happy hours in Cobar; work related. I should have taken more pictures.

It is in NSW though.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Bourke?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Not Bourke. So, not Bourke, Cobar or Silverton. None of those lines either.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

OK so it looks like the remains of a washed away bridge, so lets say between Moree and Inverell?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Not that line (Moree/Inverell). Getting further away now. The line was lifted about 6 years after closure..
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Matakana - Mt Hope line
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Not Mt Hope. But we are heading back in the right direction.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Line between albert and the Iron Duke mine?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
It is within NSW. it was about 60k's in length. It was mainly industrial but did carry passengers. It closed in 1929, lifted in 1936. A portion was still in use until 1959.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Newnes line, somewhere around Deane maybe?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
There is some similarities there 7334, but it's not the Newnes Line.

Clues to date:-

60k's in length. It's not an insignificant line like a short quarry extension.
Closed in 1929, lifted in 1936. (Except for a small length)
Generally industrial but some passengers.
It's in NSW.
Not Newnes line, Inverell, Cobar or Main West (Bourke). Not Mt Hope.
Not Silverton or that line.

New clue:- The Smelters at Port Pirie put paid to it. (Reiterate, it is in NSW).

I'd say two more clues; the last clue will be geographic & certainly give it away.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Tarrawingee line around Yanco Glen?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Tarrawingee line around Yanco Glen?
7334
It is the Tarrawingee line. The 'photo was taken North of Yanco Glen, closer to Tarrawingee but that will do fine. The gauge was 1072mm. I was going to confirm that as the second last clue.

I wanted to spend more time there but the Missus, usually tolerant of my Ghost Gunzelling activities, threatened violence if I didn't return to civilisation immediately after this last shot.

All yours 7334.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
The gauge was 1072mm.
jibbonpoint


Really? ~3'6¼"? Not 1067mm (3'6")? I was previously unaware of any narrow gauge in NSW (other than ZZR).
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
The gauge was 1072mm.


Really? ~3'6¼"? Not 1067mm (3'6")? I was previously unaware of any narrow gauge in NSW (other than ZZR).
Graham4405
Did I not state immediately after this - " I was going to confirm that as the second last clue." ?

It was, indeed, 1067mm.

So, confirmed:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrawingee_Tramway
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Thanks jibbonpoint

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