Where is it? Country photo quiz 13

 
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Not sure whether it's within the scope of this quiz, but.....Drysdale (BPR)?

Sponsored advertisement

  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Not Piangil, Maryborough or Drysdale. Good speculation Rod, but the people on the ground are passengers, they were allowed to alight.
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
That narrows the field.  I thought that it might have been the disaster Steamrail trip which failed at Traralgon, where passengers couldn't alight to get dinner, photographed with infrared film.

I'll enter Charlton, but that was another place where paying passengers were not allowed to alight.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Sale ?
on the old super siding
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Sale ?
on the old super siding
"Nightfire"

It is indeed Sale, on the spur siding that once led to the original station site (is that the super siding?)

Ironically taken on the 'disaster trip' Roderick mentioned, though it hadn't yet become a disaster at that point. The train set back into the siding to water and cross an up pass, and I believe it may have been the last time passengers were allowed to disembark not at a platform, with the exception of Wycheproof.

The tour was the first return of steam to Bairnsdale after the re-opening, 29/10/05.

Staff to 'Nightfire!'
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland

It is indeed Sale, on the spur siding that once led to the original station site (is that the super siding?)
"Taitset"

The former line that led from Montgomery (Bairnsdale way) Into the old Sale station can be seen In the background of your photo, It ends at a baulk next to the trees.

Where Is this photo ?
[bigimg]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2563/025ow.jpg[/bigimg]
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
As our previous quizmaster hinted, I was a passenger on that Sale tour, and did alight at that location, using a carriage obtained from SA which was built for ground-level access, but which Victorian quangos can't envisage as usable for that purpose any more.  At Traralgon, it would have been possible to use mobile phones to access local pizza parlours; the product could have been passed from ground to window.  It is no surprise that 'old hands' don't book on potential disasters any more.

Now for the 'Nightfire' photo.  The trees are not sugar gums, so Tourello Loop.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Not
Tourello Loop
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Lal Lal?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Lal Lal?
"VBAndy"


Yes Lal Lal

Question why does the mainline run through the former Up platform and not the Down platform (that the station building Is on ?

The mainline at the Ballarat end (just beyond my photo) slews across
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

I don't know the answer to your question Nightfire, sorry.

No photo folks, so open staff.
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Where is it?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50605836@N05/5076239463/

Regards,

Robert.
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
Down train, down end of former Parwan station site.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Not Parwan station site but you are close.

It is a 'down' train.

Robert.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Down train approaching Melton Reservoir
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Valvegear, you are correct.

DERM 60 has departed Melton Station and drops down the grade towards the Melton Reservoir steel bridge at 3:20pm on Tuesday 12th June, 1979.

My younger brother and I had been taking some photos of trains at the large bridge over the weir and were walking back to Melton station to catch the next 'up' train so we could get back home to Clayton.

DERM 60 was running a 'down' Bacchus Marsh pass and we had to make sure we were back at Melton to catch it on the 'up'.

We arrived at the station with about five minutes to spare.

I was 16 years old at the time.

Over to you.

Regards,

Robert.
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Hi all.

Just wanted to let RP members that it is now 3 days since valvegear solved this latest photo quiz.

If nothing is posted here from him by 20:00 hours tonight, I will post a new photo.

Regards,

Robert.
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Hi all.

I have not received a reply from Valvegear so here is my new photo.

Where is this?

[img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5085545163_406402761c_z.jpg[/img]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50605836@N05/5085545163/

Regards,

Robert.

My fotopic site:-www.robert-kay.fotopic.net
Latest update:- R-761 at Spencer Street on 'down' Geelong Pass.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Very very little to go off so I guess Rockbank ?
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Not Rockbank - but you are on the correct line.

Regards,

Robert.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Bank Box Loop.
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Retromelb you are correct - it is Bank Box Loop.

The 'up' Dimboola Pass hauled by B-65 and T-334 crosses B-64 on a 'down' goods at Bank Box at 7:37pm on Wednesday 16th January, 1980.

My younger brother and I intended to ride the 'down' pass to Dimboola on this day and return on the 'up' in the afternoon.

However we only made it as far as Ararat as an interstate goods had derailed at Great Western, blocking the line.

We had to transfer to a road coach at Ararat and travelled the rest of the way to Dimboola and return.

Over to you.

Regards,

Robert.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Cheers Robert.  Our next location is...
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
Is it Nyora - the water tank is opposite the old loco depot?

Regards,

Robert.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Bingo L-1172!  Staff handed straight back...

Sponsored advertisement

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.