Upcoming LRRSA Meetings

Brisbane

Bundaberg Gardens railways

Bob Gough will show a DVD of the May public holiday long weekend in Bundaberg of the Botanical Gardens railway and the 3 ft 6 in gauge private track of a WW2 Jeep on metal wheels. Bob will also show a Section Car ride on private property in Bundaberg.
Location: BCC Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 20 October 2017 at 7:30pm

Sydney

Skitube railway at Kosciusko

The year 2017 marks 30 years of operation of the Skitube in the Kosciusko National Park, NSW. Passenger operations began in July 1987, transporting skiers from Bullocks Terminal to Perisher, then at a later date onwards to Blue Cow terminal. There are two tunnels and a viaduct along the way and because of the abnormal gradient, 12.5 per cent, an electrified rack railway was used. David Jehan will give an overview of this dedicated railway system, highlighting the engineering successes of its construction and operation.
LOCATION: Woodstock Community Centre, Church St, Burwood. Free Council car park behind building (entry via Fitzroy St) or close-by street parking. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station.
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 7:30pm

Melbourne

Indian mountain railway

Richard Schurmann explored the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in India last year, and found much of interest (engineering and operational) that he will share with those at the meeting.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 14 October 2017 at 8:00 pm

Adelaide

Light railways in Czechoslovakia

Our topic for this meeting will be the light railways of Czechoslovakia, presented by Gerry Ohmer. News of any other light railways will be welcome from any member.
Intending participants would be well advised to contact Les Howard on 8278 3082 or by email lfhoward@tpg.com.au, since accommodation is limited. Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 5 October 2017 at 7.30 pm