Gilmore foot bridge

 
  prewett Junior Train Controller

Location: Albury, NSW
I have seen a paper cutting of a footbridge at Gilmore on the Tumut Branch Line it does not have a year on the paper only a month.

Does anyone have any information please about this bridge?

I need to add to our model of the Tumut Branch Line, see the web site at tumutbranchline.com

Peter

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  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

I have seen a paper cutting of a footbridge at Gilmore on the Tumut Branch Line it does not have a year on the paper only a month.

Does anyone have any information please about this bridge?

I need to add to our model of the Tumut Branch Line, see the web site at tumutbranchline.com

Peter
"prewett"



I have not seen a footbridge at Gilmore in my time (since the early 1960s) and, having regard to the location, can not see any need for one to be provided.

I wonder whether the report has been misinterpreted to mean an overhead bridge, whereas it may have been a formed pedestrian way across the rail tracks at ground level - ie, suitable for prams etc..
  prewett Junior Train Controller

Location: Albury, NSW
The Tumut and Adelong Times had a photo showing the bridge with picket fence and station name, from memory it was only a step type and not enough to show location.

Neither can I see why it was needed other than that it was a island platform and a busy junction, some times!!

If it was not there in the 60s' then only have 50 years of Micro Fitch to read.

Peter
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
The wurxette's mum grew up around Tumut & Gilmore, and I've asked her about this footbridge.

What she recalls is that the bridge wasn't actually at Gilmore station, but rather further Up the line, somewhere between the station & the junction. Apparently the bridge was there at least until the early 1970s, because it was where her Dad would pick her & the family up, when they had come down from Sydney by train to visit.

She will have occasion to ask her sisters-in-law (who also grew up in the area) in the next few days, regarding more details, so when I have some more info to hand, I'll post again Smile
  redroh Station Staff

For what it is worth, notes on the Tumut line compiled by NSWGR Archivist John Forsyth note '1921 - footbridge provided at the Sydney end of yard' and '1935 - footbridge removed'. A poor and undated copy of the Rota sheet for Gilmore notes the footbridge had been removed with reference to 'Paper 35/21234'. AFAIK the leading two digits refer to the year.

Perhaps the footbridge was later rebuilt.
  P J Keenan Beginner

I have a photo of the Gilmore railway station which was taken from a footbridge over the railway line near the platform.  It was taken by my father in about 1930.

Gilmore railway station circa 1930
  prewett Junior Train Controller

Location: Albury, NSW
Thank you.

Is there any chance that you may have other photos of the Tumut Branch line?

Peter
  P J Keenan Beginner

Hi Peter,

I'm pretty sure I don't have any more.  But if I come across any I'll post them here.
prewett

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