Upcoming LRRSA Meetings


Indonesian, Poland and Indian steam

Ross Sadler will be presenting three different videos showing the highlights of Gondang Baru and Kebon Agung (Indonesia) in 1994, the last days of the Sroda to Zaniemyśl narrow gauge (Poland) and then two days in Darjeeling in 1996.
Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 19 October 2018 at 7:30pm


Industrial railways of South America

The industrial and mainline railways of South America were many and varied. Track gauge differed from system to system to suite the terrain, which was dominated by the Andes mountain range. Locomotives, steam, diesel and electric were manufactured in the UK and USA to run on these lines. Probably the most notable were the Kitson-Meyer rack-adhesion steam loco’s built in the early 1900s to climb the 1-12½ grades of the Transandine Railway of Argentina.
Photographers Steve Preston and Chris Arnold, who have toured many South American countries, will present their excellent photos of the railway’s at the meeting.
Location: Woodstock Community Centre, Church St, Burwood. Free Council car park behind the building (entry via Fitzroy St) or adjacent street parking. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station.
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 7:30pm


East German steam

We will be presenting a feature showing Meyers, Mallets and other marvels from the DDR between 1967 and 1970. The locomotives are mainly 750mm-gauge plus some metre gauge on the little-known systems of Prignitz, Franzburger, Kreisbahnen, and Spreewaldbahn in East Germany.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 at 8:00 pm


Still more of The Beechy and LRRSA hard disc

We will discuss the Beechy in Victoria in 1959 again for another view – including what should have been shown at the last meeting. Also, we will have more discussion of our LRRSA hard disc. News of light rail matters will be welcome from any member.
Intending participants would be well advised to contact Les Howard on 8278 3082 or by email fhoward@tpg.com.au, since accommodation is limited.
Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 at 7:30 pm