It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 11 Feb 2019 15:22
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We really need to get behind this and ensure this great bridge which I have walked on.  This is quite a beautiful bridge and needs to be retained for future generations.  The line would have been lovely to ride on prior to Kennett wiping it out.

It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge

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  Rossco T Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
We really need to get behind this and ensure this great bridge which I have walked on.  This is quite a beautiful bridge and needs to be retained for future generations.  The line would have been lovely to ride on prior to Kennett wiping it out.

It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge
bevans

I support the campaign to save the bridge.  However, I think you'll find that Kennett had nothing to do with this particular line close having not become Premier until 1992, some 5 years after the line was closed!

Ross
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
We really need to get behind this and ensure this great bridge which I have walked on.  This is quite a beautiful bridge and needs to be retained for future generations.  The line would have been lovely to ride on prior to Kennett wiping it out.

It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge

I support the campaign to save the bridge.  However, I think you'll find that Kennett had nothing to do with this particular line close having not become Premier until 1992, some 5 years after the line was closed!

Ross
Rossco T
Low clearance rail over road bridges were also pulled down quickly after the line closed (I can think of 6 bridges that are long gone)
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
We really need to get behind this and ensure this great bridge which I have walked on.  This is quite a beautiful bridge and needs to be retained for future generations.  The line would have been lovely to ride on prior to Kennett wiping it out.

It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge

I support the campaign to save the bridge.  However, I think you'll find that Kennett had nothing to do with this particular line close having not become Premier until 1992, some 5 years after the line was closed!

Ross
Rossco T

When was the orbost line dismantled?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
We really need to get behind this and ensure this great bridge which I have walked on.  This is quite a beautiful bridge and needs to be retained for future generations.  The line would have been lovely to ride on prior to Kennett wiping it out.

It's now or never: The campaign to save Victoria's longest timber rail bridge

I support the campaign to save the bridge.  However, I think you'll find that Kennett had nothing to do with this particular line close having not become Premier until 1992, some 5 years after the line was closed!

Ross

When was the orbost line dismantled?
x31
1994
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Kennett approved the dismantling when he got into power?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Kennett approved the dismantling when he got into power?
x31
FYI - The station was closed in 1987.

I don't think Jeff personally would have. Dismantling of a closed line would be a Departmental matter.

Rick
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Kennett approved the dismantling when he got into power?
FYI - The station was closed in 1987.

I don't think Jeff personally would have. Dismantling of a closed line would be a Departmental matter.

Rick
RustyRick
X31. The source of so much foamers dribble. Recently Sth Oz, Qld and now Vic.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Kennett approved the dismantling when he got into power?
x31
The line had already been stabbed In the hart, long before the rails were recovered.

There was no way to run a rail recovery train.

Probably was dismantled because the department didn't want people to ride home made trolleys along the line.
See youtube videos.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Kennett approved the dismantling when he got into power?
The line had already been stabbed In the hart, long before the rails were recovered.

There was no way to run a rail recovery train.

Probably was dismantled because the department didn't want people to ride home made trolleys along the line.
See youtube videos.
Nightfire
Wouldn't surprise that is why the same was done to the Wonthaggi branch too. There's footage of A homemade trolly running into a rail rail recovery crew east of Kilcunda

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