Upcoming LRRSA Meetings


Show and tell evening

The meeting will include a "show & tell" segment so bring along any old photos or perhaps photos that you have taken over the Easter break - the meeting is one week after Easter.

Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 21 April 2017 at 7:30pm


Newnes and the manufacture of shale oil

Mark Langdon, a prolific author of many well known railway books will be presenting an evening examining the technology of shale oil distillation and by-product manufacture at the shale industry hub of Newnes in the Wolgan Valley. The fabled Wolgan Valley Railway and its four Shay locomotives served as the transportation mode into the valley. Mark has written a new book on the oil industry at Newnes and copies should be available for interested members to purchase. Any talk about Newnes and its Shay locomotives is always interesting so see you at the meeting.

NOTE NEW LOCATION: The meetings have returned for 2017 to Woodstock Community Centre, Church St, Burwood. Free Council car park behind building (entry via Fitzroy St) or easy street parking nearby. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station.
Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at 7:30pm


Narrow Gauge Railways of Romania

Allan Williams will provide a presentation of the railways of Romania where he was a participant on a recent tour there, which visited seven different narrow gauge lines across the country. He will be presenting a photographic report of that tour.

Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 13 April 2017 at 8:00 pm


Appila to Yarrowie Railway

We will be discussing Max Sayer's Appila-Yarrowie railway. 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 lfhoward@tpg.com.au, since accommodation is limited.

Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 6 April 2017 at 7.30 pm