Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
RustyRick - As you seem familiar with the Heywood to Mt Gambier line - when I was down there a couple of weeks back, I went looking for where the line crossed the Highway between Greenwald and Lyons. It was a bit wet underfoot so I didn't go walking in the bush, but the road is on a high embankment there, has it been rebuilt or was there a large culvert under for the line?

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  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Seeming you asked so nicely Mike..

If you are heading west from Heywood, you turn left at Wrights Swamp Rd.

Rick

https://flic.kr/p/X5y765
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
And not Morkalla

Rick
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Seeming you asked so nicely Mike..

If you are heading west from Heywood, you turn left at Wrights Swamp Rd.

Rick

https://flic.kr/p/X5y765
RustyRick
Ah, I was guessing as such, but as there is a long guardrail beside the road and not much shoulder to leave space for the timber trucks I didn't dare stop.

Would have made a good quiz question too, sadly I spoilt that for a while now.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
I actually had that photo in mind for the Vic quiz...

Nevermind, just means I'll have to do a bit more exploring.

Rick
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
RustyRick - As you seem familiar with the Heywood to Mt Gambier line - when I was down there a couple of weeks back, I went looking for where the line crossed the Highway between Greenwald and Lyons. It was a bit wet underfoot so I didn't go walking in the bush, but the road is on a high embankment there, has it been rebuilt or was there a large culvert under for the line?
mikesyd
I think the highway crosses over the track, google doesn't appear to show it very well.
Street view shows what might be the end of an Armco tunnel on the north side.

BUT this youtube video shows the tunnel at 39:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Iwwso-nIw
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Thanks Pressman. There is far more vegetation beside the road there now, impossible to see where the line is unless you get out of the car and go for a walk.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Ok, getting back to the quiz....

The bare patch on the right is the remains of a low level platform. The wheel tracks are where the rail would have been.

The station was never completed.

Not Morkalla

Rick


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  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
WSITD - Lette?
  CPH8 Locomotive Fireman

WSITD - Lette?
7334
Stoney Crossing?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Stoney Crossing or Lette. There's less at Lette than here. It's a really good stab though. I reckon more people go past Lette in a day than this location sees in a year, going right back to when the whole project was abandoned.

Rick
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Koorakee.  If correct open page
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Koorakee. You can visit that site easily, and there's a few remains you can find in the scrub.

We have the sites either side of this location. Rail was only laid about a mile past Koorakee, so this site never had tracks laid.

Rick
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Werimble as a rough guess
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Benanee?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
I suppose I had better throw in Mylatchie as it's the only one left.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Mikes got it with Mylatchie. It's difficult to get to but it hasn't been touched for nearly 80 years because of that. I found a couple of campsites around the dam that probably were used by the construction gang.

The only sign of Lette is a patch of limestone in the middle of a wheat field.

Rick
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Open Floor
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
First attempt at posting from flikr, let's see how it goes:-

https://flic.kr/p/X8ktDC
  1771D Junior Train Controller

You've done well, it appears.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
You've done well, it appears.
1771D
It does appear, so it appears Laughing. Who needs Photobucket ?
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Lockhart, now the RFS facility?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Lockhart, now the RFS facility?
7334

Of course, 7334. Correct.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
You've done well, it appears.
It does appear, so it appears Laughing. Who needs Photobucket ?
jibbonpoint
Dunno why I didn't go to Flikr earlier.

Reading around, it seems that PB was effectively being the Photo DB for many EBay sellers and didn't like that at all, hence pulled the plug on free linking. Bet they wont last long now with their extortionate rates either.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

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

Where was I.  Pretty ordinary scanning I am afraid, although the original slides were a bit better, hence putting them all up.

https://flic.kr/p/YLu2bR

https://flic.kr/p/XFKPXh
https://flic.kr/p/YLu2Hn
https://flic.kr/p/YHWoNf

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