All Australian Tracks Courtesy of Hairyleg

 
  hbedriver Train Controller

Any updates yet? Same message appears still.

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  apw5910 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Any updates yet? Same message appears still.
hbedriver
I needed these recently and got the kml file direct from https://www.ozroads.com.au/rail/

Looks like the 2014 version is still the latest.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
The latest 2018 Hairyleg kmz file (4MB file size) is now available from my Google Drive. Hairyleg asked that any comments or questions appear on this Railpage thread. Obviously that is to ensure people can see everyone else's comments so the extra knowledge can be shared. If you make a comment elsewhere that maybe only those who are members of that group can learn from your remarks. Railpage can be easily  viewed by non members

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1095
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
Thanks Hairyleg and Petan.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
The 2018 version has some proposed lines in the Tenterfield Casino area as they 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://spatialservices.finance.nsw.gov.au/mapping_and_imagery

When the home page opens click on parish maps, click accept on the copyright page and it will take you directly to parish maps.

Cheers
Peter Cokley  

EDIT; earlier post edited to give the new parish map site
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guys, once we have the server message removed the dev team will move onto the remaining issues to resolve including the download section which gets a lot of hits (or did).
  winkieg Chief Train Controller

Location: Bellbrae Vic
A small omission is the gravel pit tramway at Gherang on the Wensleydale line, Victoria.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
A small omission is the gravel pit tramway at Gherang on the Wensleydale line, Victoria.
winkieg
Its been a long time winkieg good to see you back.
  winkieg Chief Train Controller

Location: Bellbrae Vic
A small omission is the gravel pit tramway at Gherang on the Wensleydale line, Victoria.
Its been a long time winkieg good to see you back.
mikesyd
Yeah, I'm not dead yet!

Noticed Benwerrin tramway is shown to extend about 2km too far.

Not sure about the 'branch' about 1km north of Benwerrin?.
  winkieg Chief Train Controller

Location: Bellbrae Vic
An enormous project and much appreciated.

Some more observations;

*Queenscliff line continued on to a pier, (long ago demolished), just south of the current ferry terminal.

*Swan island tramway omitted.

*AWI siding at North Shore. Branched off the phosphate sdg. at Seabeach Pde. and headed NNE under a bridge on Walchs Rd.

*Salt tramway North of Point Wilson omitted.

*Belmont Common railway continued NNW, almost to Kmart.

*SEC siding off a trailing junction at the East end of Mackay St. North Geelong. Headed South along the bay side of the power station.

*Simmsmetal siding, West off Ballarat main line. Points roughly near the end of Donga Rd.

*North Geelong grain loop omitted.

*Distillers and Shell Co. sidings Corio.

*There was a works siding in the late 70's north of the Fyansford line. A trailing junction to about -38.111978, 144.347997.

*Cheethams tramway connection to Cheethams siding ran along the East side of Wilsons road.

Are aerial ropeways included? if so, Wensleydale to Bambra.

Had my lunch now, back to the building!
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
NSW parish maps are used by many people who also use Hairyleg's work for research. Try this new site    http://spatialservices.finance.nsw.gov.au/mapping_and_imagery

When the home page opens click on parish maps, click accept on the copyright page (if desired) and it will take you directly to NSW parish maps.    

If not sure of the correct parish name, use the NSW Geographical Names Board
http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/

When the web pages open click on place name search,  You can save all the results for your search in Excel. Alternatively, you can download every record in the GNR database. Cheers Peter Cokley
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Latest version has been added to the Railpage Downloads Section at https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1095
  Ticket2Ride Beginner

Hello,

I have just discovered Hairylegs Google Earth overlay. Thankyou for all your hard work - you have obviously put a lot of work into this.

I'm wondering where I can learn more about random tracks marked on the map? When I click on the lines they are listed under 'General Data'. For example there are some short green lines in what seems like the middle of nowhere. I'm mostly interested in the Sydney, Greater Sydney region, Blue Mountains and parts of NSW etc

Is there an index which can be searched via coordinates or something similar?

Look forward to hearing from others.
Many Thanks.

P.S. The overlay works on my computer but when I try and use the overlay on my iPad Google Earth crashes. Is this a known issue? Does it work on iPad for anyone else?
  Big J Chief Train Controller

Location: In Paradise
Hello,

I have just discovered Hairylegs Google Earth overlay. Thankyou for all your hard work - you have obviously put a lot of work into this.

I'm wondering where I can learn more about random tracks marked on the map? When I click on the lines they are listed under 'General Data'. For example there are some short green lines in what seems like the middle of nowhere. I'm mostly interested in the Sydney, Greater Sydney region, Blue Mountains and parts of NSW etc

Is there an index which can be searched via coordinates or something similar?

Look forward to hearing from others.
Many Thanks.

P.S. The overlay works on my computer but when I try and use the overlay on my iPad Google Earth crashes. Is this a known issue? Does it work on iPad for anyone else?
Ticket2Ride
Great question. So far I have only succeeded on a PC not on my iPad. So I am interested to see if that is possible or not too!
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: WW1 ended with Treaty of Versailles 28 June 1919
I have just discovered Hairylegs Google Earth overlay. Thankyou for all your hard work - you have obviously put a lot of work into this. I'm wondering where I can learn more about random tracks marked on the map? When I click on the lines they are listed under 'General Data'. For example there are some short green lines in what seems like the middle of nowhere. I'm mostly interested in the Sydney, Greater Sydney region, Blue Mountains and parts of NSW etc
Ticket2Ride
Light Railways of Sydney Harbour by Jim Longworth, Published by Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. May 2000. Free download  
http://lrrsa.org.au/lrofsh.pdf
From    http://www.lrrsa.org.au/Lrr_downloads.html

There is a whole series of very readable and informative books on the Sydney private railways by John Oakes so search the ARHS online bookshop using his surname and pick which ones cover your interests
http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/bookshop.htm

Cheers Peter Cokley

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