Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Harrisville?

5915
5915
5915 has it, once again.

I would have posted a "give away" clue today if no-one had got close.

I didn't realise that there were that many lines closed in close proximity in 1964 but the "equidistant?" If you drew a line between Allora & Killarney, took the mid point and then drew another line at right angles to that point, one of the directions would have taken you very close to passing through it.  (You would do that by observation, of course). The other in the wrong direction.

The Triangle at Harrisville would have given it as a suspect as to the line extension at that point.

Maybe I've just given away 5915's method.

There's an interesting 'photo of Harrisville on this site:-

https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/History/Pages/1880s.aspx

Gofrit, 5915

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  5915 Chief Commissioner

That was a tough one but I did make liberal use of Google Earth.  There were 2 vantage points on Google earth street image in Harrisville where you could make out the crane. One through the hotel carpark in the main street and the second at the southern end of Eagle St.  I did look around before this in Boonah and Kalbar but nothing looked remotely right there.

OK for a photo.  I might need a few hours but feel free for someone else to post if there is nothing by tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the challenge Jibbonpoint!

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  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Harrisville?

5915

I would have posted a "give away" clue today if no-one had got close.

The Triangle at Harrisville would have given it as a suspect as to the line extension at that point.
jibbonpoint
Blue car side on in the distance is on the main road facing west. Using that blue car road height as an indicator of 1964 rail closure ground level and thus level crossing height,  the blue bus seen in your image, not the area in the foreground this side of that retaining wall, was on the rail formation height as it approached the level crossing. Thus the rails crossed the road and then passed west (right hand side in picture) of the building over the road, which turns out to be a community building in the park across the road. The QR crane can be seen on Google Street view down the side street, Eagle St, level with the McGregor St intersection and so 120 metres from the shed in the picture and blue bus. John Armstrong's track plan in his February 1969 ARHS Bulletin article has the triangle near the goods shed area which would be near the crane. Platform closer to the blue bus area. Not sure what the retaining wall is due to height difference with blue bus and level crossing.

Edited to improve clarity. Also assume the large blue thing is a former bus but could be a van instead,
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
I can see that now, Petan. The Royal Hotel has a brilliant shot of a Steam Engine entering that crossing.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I was very surprised to find a line on a map from Beaudesert to Rathdowney which I never noticed any sign of when working on the std gauge comms project in the area in the 90s or since when photographing trains and locations.

This https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugandan_railway_line has a confirming photo of the other end of the shed.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
I was very surprised to find a line on a map from Beaudesert to Rathdowney which I never noticed any sign of when working on the std gauge comms project in the area in the 90s or since when photographing trains and locations.
GrahamH
The Beaudesert Shire Tramway. Ran until 1944. The Council couldn't get the State Government to take it over. So it was shut.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaudesert_Shire_Tramway

An out of print book by Ellis and McDonald is very good.
  5915 Chief Commissioner

In order to keep the momentum going on the thread, I am declaring an open floor.  i did get a photo yesterday but I don't think it would do the competition justice.

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  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Well, this *might* be tough but I'm struggling for 'photo's.

I'll put a 3-4 day limit on it.

Someone might know where this is immediately, so clues after first guess.



https://flic.kr/p/NsSbt8
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I have a feeling you have used this one previously jibbonpoint and if so I think it was "somewhere" in Tasmania but as to where ????????
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

St Marys Tasmania
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
The Animal has it. I have used it before but a few years ago. The pictures cupboard is a bit bare.

However, I'll be back there in a month so I can refresh the Album.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

The Animal has it. I have used it before but a few years ago. The pictures cupboard is a bit bare.

However, I'll be back there in a month so I can refresh the Album.
jibbonpoint
Not a bad museum in the Station Building, a good used book shop in the old bank. Camped at the show ground whilst down there deer shooting in April.

Give me 5
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
A knowledge of signaling, I'm sure, would be of great assistance here.

Unfortunately, I don't have any.

Instead,  I'll WSITD at Inverell?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Not inverell, but the state is right, the direction is wrong.
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Hay?

5915
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

not hay
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Seems like there might be enough levers for this to have been a junction.

Another WSITD - Barmedman?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Not Barmedman, but it was a junction ( still is actually)
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
If this is still a junction but the signal box  and more so the levers give the impression that they have not seen use in a long time it suggests a location where the whole layout has been simplified and/or the safeworking arrangements drastically altered.

Bogan Gate maybe?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Bogan Gate it is, was there on 26 August, over to you 7334.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Thanks theanimal, let's see what people make of these two images of the same place.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/153803423@N05/45393161362/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/153803423@N05/30504964977/in/dateposted-public/
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
McAlister?
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I thought the gate might give it away.

Staff to c3526blue.

My father told me he once got off the train at McAlister in the middle of winter about 5.30 am and said it was the coldest place he had ever been.  It doesn't take too much imagination to believe him.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I thought the gate might give it away.

Staff to c3526blue.

My father told me he once got off the train at McAlister in the middle of winter about 5.30 am and said it was the coldest place he had ever been.  It doesn't take too much imagination to believe him.
7334
Where is this place please? I would normally take it as a misspelling of Macalister Qld, but it's definitely not there. Google Maps is no help.

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