Upcoming LRRSA Meetings


SA Light Railway Centre at Milang
We will discuss the opening of the SA Light Railway Centre at Milang. 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 2 February 2017 at 7.30 pm


This year 2017 is the 100th year of the 4-6-0 World War 1 Baldwin Locomotive at Dreamworld. A special run is suggested with past & present drivers being on hand. The February meeting entertainment will be photos, slides movies CD/DVD or any other media you may have of this loco. This could be a Birthday party for the well known Locomotive. Bring a plate of goodies and lets celebrate the 100 years.
Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 17 February 2017 at 7:30pm


Torrumbarry Weir Tramways
The SR&WSC made extensive use of tramways for the construction of the Torrumbarry Weir and Lock on the Murray River between 1919 and 1923. This included a 11.6 km, two-foot gauge line to bring materials from the Torrumbarry Weir Siding on the Cohuna railway. Two steam locomotives were deployed to operate the connection to the railway and also to bring sand and firewood to the works site. The tramway operations at the associated gravel site at Carisbrook will also be described. Mike McCarthy will be presenting the results of his research into this most interesting subject.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 9 February 2017 at 8:00 pm


Industrial Tramways of Kangaroo Island Jeff Moonie will be presenting a photographic evening encompassing the many and varied industrial tramways of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Narrow gauge tramways served a salt works, a eucalyptus distillery, tourist line, jetty tram and an incline accessing a lighthouse. Jeff was unable to present this talk at the last meeting as advertised.
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 22 February 2017 at 7:30pm