QLD Floods; What preservation society's have been damaged?

 
  Jeremy_Williams Junior Train Controller

This is a question I am wondering, as Ipswich is low lying, and I was wondering, what preservation society's would have been hit by the flood waters?

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  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Also, Gympie was badly hit a few days ago.  Hope all the Mary Valley Railway stuff is safe.
  Maikha Moderator Not a gunzel

[edit]I'm just going to say very carefully and tactfully, and just get this out of my system before it goes any further, that our priorities should lie with the Queenslanders who've lost their homes and lives, way ahead of preservation societies and our hobby. Please consider this before posting such questions. This is not aimed at anyone, this is just a general statement.


Our sympathies and support go to the Preservation Societies that have damaged or lost preserved items, and we'll hear more about them soon enough. Let's all band together and pledge some support to Queensland by donating to the Queensland Flood Appeal, which can be found here: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html [/edit]
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Agreed, Maikha. . . there are still 43 people unaccounted for, and it's inevitable that not all of them will be found alive.
They can't be replaced or repaired; other things can.
  Adogs Chief Train Controller

The Mary Valley Railway is on higher ground than the roads in and out of Gympie, and is part of the local flood response plan to bring food/medical supplies (and people) in and out of town during floods.

Link: here
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Incidentally, the plural of society is societies.
Society's is a singular possessive.
  JGS Well. We'll see about THAT!

Location: Junee NSW
Plenty of societies will suffer as their members focus on rebuilding their lives. Hopefully no societies will lose members through death.

'Stuff' can be fixed. Lives are far more important.
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
This is a question I am wondering, as Ipswich is low lying, and I was wondering, what preservation society's would have been hit by the flood waters?
"Jeremy_Williams"


It's a valid question, but I think a little too soon.  Flood waters are still up, so priorities - as others have mentioned - are preservation of lives.  The fat lady hasn't even got on the stage yet.

I'd ask again in a couple of weeks.  By that time, things would have settled down enough for everyone to assess their losses.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I received the following by e-mail, as it was forwarded I don't know the source.

So far, Archer Park Station and Bundaberg Railway Historical Society have escaped flood damage.
Unfortunately, Aust Sugar Cane Railway in the Gardens at Bundaberg has been inundated with major buildings and tracks damaged.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
The Mary Valley Railway is on higher ground than the roads in and out of Gympie, and is part of the local flood response plan to bring food/medical supplies (and people) in and out of town during floods.

Link: here
"Adogs"


It's good to see a way that our hobby can assist when possible.
  3801_95 Junior Train Controller

It's good to see a way that our hobby can assist when possible.
"GeoffreyHansen"


A decision will be made early tomorrow, 13 January 2011, regarding the running of the shuttles between Old Gympie Station and Monkland. The Valley Rattler has carried 3000 passengers, over 127 crates of milk over 300 loaves of bread, 2 bales of hay, eggs, chooks and meat over the past three days. My thanks to all concerned.
"Valley Rattler Facebook Page"


It seems the Valley Rattler's facebook page is the news outlet of choice for them
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Valley-Rattler/115456001858
  Guard Class 2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Elizabeth,South Australia
Following Adogs link, I noticed this in the first paragraph:

The Mary Valley Heritage Railway is best known for the Valley Rattler, a STREAM train which winds its way through the hinterland west of Gympie. (My Capitals)

Just wondering, is this a typo or wishful thinking for what Queensland need to get through their flood crisis? LaughingLaughingLaughing
  jayrailnz Chief Train Controller

Location: Cromwell Otago NZ
The forces of nature have been cruel to many rail   heritage locations in Australia,be it fire,floods,earthquakes,land slips. Many rail organisations members  ,being part of communities affected ,are also citizens with family priorities first and unfortunately the recovery effort must be put on hold by them.
Some damaged locations are just not ever going to be,sadly, back to what they were.
Some remarkable restarts still do occur,always hope out there.
RP a great location to share .

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