quick look at Kalgoorlie, awesome work there
I read the western line book, to Bathurst thingy shows Wallerawang turnout to Portland and
-33.410955,150.063275 i think is here
Big Zig Zag you now show the 1:42 bypass which is good.
I don't have my book but my read of the 'Conquering the Blue Mountains' said the corkscrew was the end of the new top points wing counter clockwise under the viaducts around to the 1:42 section but i can't find that book anywhere, very annoying.
and .... if you are showing the proposed, how about the richmond through the colo to mudgee ?
Epping to Chatswood shows as proposed though it's completed, cos it's on the epping to parramatta section
maldon dombarton shows as a line rather than proposed
where did you find info on thirlmere to nattai?
Wallangarra triangle needs more of the third side
guyra to dorrigo, there was also a llangothlin to somewhere on the coast which is fairly well traceable on the parish maps
should keep you busy
Some answers to your questions,
Re: Zig Zag,
I found this particular set of proposals summarised on a plan titled "Department of Railways NSW, Way and Works Branch, Main West, Working Plan, Showing Deviation Between Zig-Zag and Lithgow", number 108-43,473.
Re: Epping to Chatswood,
My mistake. In bringing the data in to my system, the "Existing" overwrote the "Proposed" and I didn't realise that I hadn't deleted the Epping to Chatswood section from the "Proposed" dataset. This is now corrected for next release.
Re: Maldon to Dombarton,
There is enough construction and evidence on the ground that I have included this line (my choice because I am interested in physical evidence). This is also topical enough to be included in the general set of data. Similarly for the Gulgong to Maryvale section, where there was enough construction to warrant inclusion.
Re: Thirlmere to Nattai,
I found a couple of plans, one called "Dept of Railways NSW, Proposed Railway - Thirlmere to Burragorang", dated 1951, and another with detailed setting out. It was unusual enough to include.
Re: Wallangarra Triangle,
I know that I'm missing some lines here, but I was deferring improvements until I found a plan with clear definition of Standard vs Narrow gauge (Narrow would go into the QLD data set, Standard into the NSW data set), and until some clearer air photos were available where I could trace the evidence.
Re: Guyra to Dorrigo, Richmond to Colo to Mudgee, Llangothlin to somewhere, etc,
I haven't released and Proposed lines until now because it is very hard to define my criteria for inclusion.
In the case of current or historic lines, my criteria is inclusive of ALL lines ever build (or with significant progress towards their building, see above).
In the case of PROPOSED lines, where do I draw the line? There have been too many proposals, there are more happening every day, and very few of them ever leave any mark in either the earth, on maps, tied up in land boundaries, or in the general consciousness.
I have limited my collection of proposed lines as follows;
1/ I happen to have stumbled upon them.
2/ they have left some trace in the earth (earthworks), on maps (for the public to see), in the cadastre (influencing future development), etc.
3/ I found them interesting/unusual/ridiculous etc, and I WANTED to include them.
I'm glad you appreciate this. I'm always open to suggestions for additions.