Brisbane Grafton plans

 
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
Some track plans as well as maps and line histories for parts of the Brisbane to Grafton and Casino to Murwillumbah lines, are now available thanks to the generosity of various people who sent these via email. The working plans and sections for the Grafton Casino Murwillumbah Condong lines are included.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KCnx3cACRdCeM2yc9UbIcCK7i4UHh6Io

Those who read Ian Dunn’s Byways of Steam 18: 'the railway from nowhere to nowhere': the Grafton to the Tweed Railway 1894-1932, published by Eveleigh Press NSW in 2002, would know about the proposed line from Killarney in Queensland to Legume just over the border in NSW and onwards to Grafton via Bonalbo. While I don’t have plans for that, this download does have plans for parts of the Casino Bonalbo Tenterfield line of which parts of the Casino section were built. Not all proposals went through Bonalbo.

Some other proposed lines in the Tenterfield Casino area are marked on the historical parish cadastrals obtainable from NSW Historical Land Records Viewer. Perhaps start at either Tenterfield Parish or Tabulam parish around a probably era and follow the marked surveys through the adjoining parish maps
http://www.nswlrs.com.au/land_titles/historical_research/parish_maps

Section 30 of the Grafton Casino working plans and section was unavailable and so I did a substitute page with the history and track plans for Mount Neville at 477 miles 41 chains (768.481km), which was a station on sheet 30.

Also note one of the plans correctly shows what was usually known as South Brisbane Interstate Station as using its then correct name of Brisbane as it was known and marked on NSWGR sourced plans in 1930 at the line opening. The image resolution is the best I have.

I will eventually add to these folders as more becomes available.

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  Mrs_O Station Master

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Awesome Stuff! Thanks Petan
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Excellent resource. Thank you
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
A generous person just sent a copy of the NSWR 1917 plan for Casino's double roundhouse arrangement, ie two full size roundhouses, both with 75 ft turntables. What did eventuate was one 75ft turntable, with covering on the southern side only, which opened December 1933, replacing Lismore as main depot for area. Mileage from Grafton. The plan shows the present station which opened 22.9.1930 with the Sth Brisbane standard gauge line, as well as the original 1903 platform and triangle on the Lismore line.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RNSkBG_woE5B8pQEYI5UMQWvOmEzPO0f/view

The earlier links give more data on other regional history.

Cheers

Peter Cokley
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
Another generous person has sent the following plans with their URL’s below; Casino roundhouse proposal 1931 (2MB) and the 1950 Casino plan for the 105ft turntable for the Beyer-Garratt 60 class (4MB). As we know, the Garratt, neither the original lower axle load type nor the enlarged cylinder diameter (super) type, ever worked the North Coast as everyone will no doubt be muttering to themselves by now. But…. Yes…. It is revealed via the 1968 WTT that someone in NSWGR land did include the 60 class (not super type ) in the max speed of engines list with URL below. The super has the double plus sign and is on the right and the other 60 class is in the middle area of the columns. It even includes the Condong mill standard gauge line, which, you might have guessed, is how I came across it due to my research on that line. Neither of the 60 class had load tables for the North Coast Line in any of the northern WTTs in my collection, including the 1958 one, although the 59 class steamer was in the 1968 north WTT  as far as Sth Brisbane. The Casino turntable remained the 75 ft one

1931 Casino loco
https://drive.google.com/file/d/177A27x1lip4zT1eG2yTwwEN6xuNZWRaS/view

1950 Casino loco with 105 ft turntable and the word ‘Garratt’ in the data box lower right corner
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vVrILbbOLSXHoZIoUbKMwiwuMdxhrBQn/view

1968 WTT loco max speed
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSzBJYw1fK13zOLQDMe5LjnAdecGYTv5/view

Cheers
Peter Cokley
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
I read somewhere, but can’t recall exactly where, the decision to build a standard gauge loco depot in Brisbane changed the planning for the size of the Casino one, remembering Casino one opened in 1933. The initial QLD standard gauge loco depot was proposed but never built at Park Rd, 2.6km from South Brisbane. I discovered the files at QLD State Archives on the standard gauge Park Rd loco depot with the item ID on the following URL which is extracted from that QSA file. I used my camera to obtain these
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwNGRpQWlMVVhBNFU/view

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