Sydney Suburban Photos - Main South & Regents Park Line

 
  tranx Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere in Southwest Sydney
I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to put a wanted request but I am after photos of the overhead catenary on the Main South from Granville to Liverpool and the Regents Park Line from Lidcombe to Liverpool, prior to the current stanchions being installed in the 1990's (I think that's the time it occurred). The old stanchions used to be 2 pieces of rail joined together but the current stanchions are just rolled I-beam. I have looked in all of my railway books and have the book Electrification of Sydney and Suburban Railways but cant find many photos. If I went to the Railway Resource Centre or State Records, where would I start my research??? I know I have asked a lot but I have hit a stumbling block. Thanks for your help.

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  TheLoneGunMan Assistant Commissioner

Location: At NF88.7 taking pictures
I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to put a wanted request but I am after photos of the overhead catenary on the Main South from Granville to Liverpool and the Regents Park Line from Lidcombe to Liverpool, prior to the current stanchions being installed in the 1990's (I think that's the time it occurred). The old stanchions used to be 2 pieces of rail joined together but the current stanchions are just rolled I-beam. I have looked in all of my railway books and have the book Electrification of Sydney and Suburban Railways but cant find many photos. If I went to the Railway Resource Centre or State Records, where would I start my research??? I know I have asked a lot but I have hit a stumbling block. Thanks for your help.
tranx
Hi Tranx,

I think that you will find that there are sections of the Regents Park to Liverpool/Cabramatta that were actually wooden poles instead of the "usual" steel/iron poles.

Looking towards Regents Park 1979

Leightonfield Yard 2004 but the poles are older than that

A single deck suburban train leaving the Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch 1985

Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch. A single intermediate stanchion

Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch. A single upside down "L" mast

Warwick Farm Racecourse Branch. A view between The hwy xing & the junction

I hope that these help you out some? I found them on NSWRail.net

TLGM
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
All your links are broken. It's just the original text in the link, not the real URL.
  TheLoneGunMan Assistant Commissioner

Location: At NF88.7 taking pictures
All your links are broken. It's just the original text in the link, not the real URL.
jcouch
Hi jcouch,

Thanks mate, I thought that I was doing a good deed, but somehow stuffed the links up.

The pics can be found on http://www.nswrail.net

TLGM

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