Quiz No. 1

 
  trenttherandom Train Controller

Location: Blackmans Bay Tas
no no,

photos of wiltshire today...well 2003 but yeah

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  PeterPeter Station Master

Location: Tassie
Christen Smith
"Tascop"

Isn't the name 'Christen Smith' painted on the crane unloading H Classes off the Belpareil?
  tasrail Moderator

Location: Hobart
Isn't the name 'Christen Smith' painted on the crane unloading H Classes off the Belpareil?
"PeterPeter"



Yes. Both the Belpareil and the Christen Smith were owned by the same shipping line. The company was at one stage Christien Smith & Co (after its founder) so the working may refer to this rather than the vessel. Or it could be the same spreader beam if the other vessel had got a replacement
  trainiac Chief Train Controller
  brod13 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Norske Skog, Tasmania
Boyer?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Risdon perhaps?
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
Queenstown?
  trainiac Chief Train Controller

I suppose listing which industrial sites in Tasmania had an internal narrow gauge system in the late 60's would be a start. Boyer definitely, Risdon never did as far as I'm aware. Electrona? They did but this late? Railton? The countryside in the background would give more clues. And Freak lived in Hobart and was only in his mid to late teens in this period, so more likely in the south, perhaps. Would Boyer be using largish light grey stone in their process? Looks limestone-like. But it could be clay fill for paper making.
  theesp Train Controller

I would say Boyer as well
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
I work at Norske Skog and have done since the internal tramway was in operation and there is nothing in the photo that resembles anything at Boyer and ANM never had such vehicles AFAIK. So I say no.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
The hills in the back ground seem quite low and its after 1964 but no idea where.
  trainiac Chief Train Controller

It is the AMN mill at Boyer in the mid-60's. As to what they were moving in small hoppers, David couldn't say. Might put another of his more obsure photos up again?
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Actually looking at it now, Boyer did have a limestone kiln years ago, related to the chlorine plant. That could be the car park in the background which would put the location looking north from the site of the TMP plant.
  theesp Train Controller

I worked at the Boyer mill in the late 90's.
It was the carpark and the hills in the back ground that gave it away.
But that steel silo looks familiar.. Could that still be up there......?
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
I worked at the Boyer mill in the late 90's.
It was the carpark and the hills in the back ground that gave it away.
But that steel silo looks familiar.. Could that still be up there......?
"theesp"


It does resemble one of the chip bins either outside of the CCS (now TMP3) or TMP 1/2. However, whether its the same, I dont know (would have expected the TMP chip bins to have been buit new)

And before someone asks.......
TMP = Thermo-Mechanical Pulping (plant)
CCS = Cold Caustic Soda (pulping plant)
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Just spoken to one of my work colleagues. He suggested it may have been taken from the site of the old lime kilns (where the old Pine Chip Plant was subsequently built) looking south across the car-park towards the river.

If so, that provides evidence of another small 2' gauge tramway, of which I wasn't previously aware. That makes the third at the mill site, the first and best known being the billet mule train network that ran from the old billet yard, west of the new Pine Chipper, south along the mill internal road to loop through the the Grinder Room with branches east to the old log deck behind the CCS. The second was a small internal tramway in the basement of the old Woodmill that was used by push carts to collect and shift sawdust and chips and so on. It would be interesting to know how extensive this limestone tramway was?
  Notch9 Beginner

A.N.M. Boyer.A few meters of track was situated next to RH log  unloading
road The limestone was railed from the Florintine in side dump LG wagons
Regards  Notch9
  siroch Locomotive Driver

It must be time to resurect the quiz...........So to get people thinking again I'll start with a real easy one.

What was the first TGR intermodal wagon purpose-built to carry ISO containers?  

As I said, this is an easy one!
  SteveW Train Controller

Location: Hobart
CD

Steve W
  siroch Locomotive Driver

And here I thought someone might say FFM or FFC, the latter retrospectively capable of carrying ISOs but the CDs were the first purpose built.  Interestingly they were the last truss-framed intermodal wagons built.  Does anyone know when the FFMs were retired?

Your turn them Steve.
  Rowallan Junior Train Controller

Location: Cardiff South
And like a slow moving train through Rhyndaston the quiz has stalled again.
  siroch Locomotive Driver

Time for you to reverse back out and take a run at it?
  Rowallan Junior Train Controller

Location: Cardiff South
Fair enough;

Where was the highest elevation on the TGR system?
  PeterPeter Station Master

Location: Tassie
Is it Stonor?
  Rowallan Junior Train Controller

Location: Cardiff South
Not Stonor

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