Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Evening all - who has the call ?

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  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Well, it should be Bronwyn's call, but we've no further clues nor confirmations. If it was mine, I'd declare open floor on this occasion. Maybe we need a mod? 'you there johnmc? (or Bronwyn!!)
  Expost Deputy Commissioner

Well, I will have to pass, as I have no unposted photos that would suit.
Beside, I only gave confirmation, I wasnt the first to mention Mt Morgan.

Cheers
Expost
  Shawy Chief Train Controller

It sounds like we have an open floor! I have nothing to contribute either, although, as they say in the classics, let the records show that jibbo took away the gong for this one.

I found the photo interesting. I've only been to MM the once, and I think I saw the other bridges but not the timber bridge that was the subject here. I had mentally discounted closed lines becasue the bridge looked in pretty good nick, and I thought that rails had been lifted off the MM line ages ago. The little hut in the foreground suggested (at least to me) something more recent too.

Just goes to show how assumptions can be misleading.

Alan
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
I have a picture if its open floor - an objections? (Any mods like to come on in and declare it?) R.
  Chufffa Locomotive Fireman

Hi
There been no reply can it please be declared if its open floor or not? Even a quick where is it would be good.
Chears Chuffa
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Probably no need for a mods call on this, Roberts0001 - simply PM Bronwyn, and ask her what she wants to do Smile
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Delay has gone on long enough, methinks. I'm sure we all hope nothing is amiss with Bronwyn but I think we should proceed. I understand Roberts00001 has a picture. For mine, I'd like a look. Smile
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I'll second that.
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Well guys, thanks;

Where is this Platform?

  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Cockburn?
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Not: Cockburn.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
The countryside looks right for the Kalgoorlie district so I will say it is the remains of Kanowna.
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Rodo - hole in one mate.

Sure is Kanowna.

It is almost unbelievable that at this very location once stood a vibrant town.

The only sign of a former life (no pun intended) is this platform and the Roman Catholic & Methodist Cemetery.

Here are three more photos of what was once a very large town:

The top of the platform



The old Criterion Hotel



There was once a massive township here



Ill be loading a lot more to my Photobucket site soon.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I am not sure how to post an image. I presume I will have to establish a link via some image poster service. I used to use the Railpage image gallery but that does not appear to be available. I will leave it to Roberts 0001 to post another or if he declines -- first in best dressed.

It is more than 40 years since I was in that region but it still looks the same
. I always wanted to explore Kanowna then but I never quite got there. I had heard that Kanowna had a bit of a resurgence but your photos show no evidence of that. Of course the railway is unlikely to be rebuilt unless there was a mass of ore to be carted away.

I was to busy working in nickel exploration in those days as well as being a boxing opponent of Lionel Rose so I will continue to dream  of exploring that ghost town one time in the future.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I found my old Photobucket account was still valid so here is a pic of a closed line that had a lot of these kinds of problems.

  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Oodnadatta? to kick it off. 8)
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
You are on the right line anyway.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Maree?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
No such streams at Maree.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Trying further south in the search for streams, maybe google earth struck SALTIA on a dry day?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Too far south now.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
waddabout Leigh Creek?
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
Walloway?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Jibbo is too far south and it is not Walloway. Wherever that is? Maree is the closest so far.

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