Upcoming LRRSA Meetings


Bundaberg Garden Railways

Bob Gough will show a DVD of the May public holiday long weekend in Bundaberg 2017 of the Botanical Gardens railway and the 3ft 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 Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Date: Friday 16 February 2018 at 7:30pm


NSW Coke manufacturing

The coke manufacturing industry is an integral part of the steel making process throughout the world. Coke was produced in NSW from the late 1800s to satisfy the early iron furnaces, foundries and smelters which were then coming into production.
American coke making predated NSW by some 50 years, so a DVD about the industry’s history in south-western Pennsylvania will be presented to the meeting. Naturally, unique industrial railway systems associated with the subject will be well represented.
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, 28 February 2018 at 7:30pm


South Gippsland Tramways

Mike McCarthy will be presenting his findings in relation to the tramways used in the construction of the Great Southern Railway from Toora to Port Albert. Connections to ports for the delivery of materials, tramways from sawmills for the delivery of sleepers, and the West Alberton ballast tramway will all be covered.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018 at 8:00 pm


Don River Ruston and Tramways on the TAR

We will discuss the Don River Ruston and some of the light railways on the Trans-Australia 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 fhoward@tpg.com.au, since accommodation is limited.
Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 1 February 2018 at 8:00 pm
Note: The date shown in Light Railways 259 is incorrect