Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Tasmania it is, mikesyd. It's somewhat isolated so streetview won't help. If one can pick the exact spot, you've been there before. if not, then the name of the line will do.

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Tasmania it is, mikesyd. It's somewhat isolated so streetview won't help. If one can pick the exact spot, you've been there before. if not, then the name of the line will do.
jibbonpoint
I have been to Tassie twice, once on a school trip in the 1960's when I can remember seeing the abandoned formation beside the line near Melton Mowbray - but its surely not out there!!

Then about 15 years ago we did the 'around Tasmania' car trip (Anti Clockwise), and the country out on the Herrick Line beyond Tonganah (I think rails are still present as far as the Mill at Tonganah) might fit the bill.

Lets not award it on the line alone though.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I will go for the opposite side of Tassie and say it is one of the abandoned 2ft gauge lines out of Zeehan.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Rodo is in the general area. (Well, West Coast anyway.)

The gauge was 3'6"

As an aside, I was keen to travel to the terminus but the weather & a land slip thwarted me.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Perhaps the Spray Silver Mine line just south of Zeehan, out past the Golf Course?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I will now go for the North Lyle Railway from Gormanston to Kelly Basin.
Toward the Kelly Basin end, I would say.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Rodo's has it. I took the 'photo on the other side of this gate, the sign causing great disappointment. I wanted to get to the Bird River Bridge and see how I'd go on my own beyond that to Pillinger.

https://flic.kr/p/2dwdMqa

Lot's of stuff on the net about it.

Pillinger, but for the some poorer management by the Crotty mob, would have been the thriving metropolis that is now Queenstown & Queenstown would have been the ghost town.


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Your go, Rodo!
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Nothing to post Jibbo, give us some more........
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
OK, This will take us back to the old days of this thread were you really had to work to get it before the Hairylegs overlay.

The line is shown on the hairylegs overlay but many of the stations on this line aren't.

The only way I knew that there was a station here was a sign to the left of my shot indicating its previous existence.

I then confirmed it by a net search.

And it's Tasmania again.

https://flic.kr/p/2dPvPJ1
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
'spose I'd better give youse a clue then!

It was a Tramway.

It had a junction on a main line. That main line is still in regular use

3'6" gauge.

There was an operating quarry on the line.

At the terminus, there were timber mills. The black soil would cause the bullocks to get bogged hence the need for rail.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I will say the Trowutta line but if it is not that terminus I will try to guess the station.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
That's the main line, Rodo. But it's closed at Stanley so further east.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Maybe the Don Valley branch.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
You've got it, Rodo. That's the branch.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Eugenana is a locality at about the end of the branch.
Is that the station ?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Eugenana is a locality at about the end of the branch.
Is that the station ?
Rodo
Eugenana isn't on the list of stations that I have Rodo. The list I downloaded is a .pdf and the information was derived from a timetable around 1927. (So it says).

Eugenana is close to Devonport. The line still has a way to go beyond (Now here's a queer thing) the place that its named after.

EDIT: I just noticed that there are at least two more lines in Tas. that are named after intermediate stations.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
I'll throw this in; if you were going to work at the Tasmanian Arboretum, which address is given as Old Tramway Road, Eugenana, you would probably get off (de-light?Smile) at this station.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
get off (de-light?Smile)
jibbonpoint
Alight or detrain!
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
So, one would get off detrain. Very Happy
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Would it be Barrington perhaps?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Is Paloona the right name of the spot or was it some more obscure place where it was eventually extended ?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Eugenana was the eventual terminus of the Don Valley line.
Anyone up for another posting ?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
This line terminated at Barrington. The station that is the target is,as I stated., is not Eugenia (sp? ). I'll checkhart Palo ona when I get home but that's not it. We don't want anyone vexed.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Paloona is the station after the target station and towards the Terminus at Barrington.

The Don River Railway DRR was called so after 1976 and began it's life at Don Junction. It seems to be slightly shifted from the main branch which is not shown on the Hairyleg's overlay. I'll share that information at the end of this wherrizit.

The name of the line is the station before the target station towards Barrington.

I couldn't find a station called Eugenana, Rodo, when you first mentioned it.

I did say that this would be hard at the outset.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I am all guessed out but Forthside is the name of a locality to the North of Barrington.

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