Upcoming LRRSA Meetings


Railways of Panama and Columbia

Dave Rollins will be showing photos of his recent trip to Panama and Columbia. He will also describe the details of both fascinating systems.
Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains. Date: Friday 20 April 2018 at 7:30pm


Lartigue Monorail in Ireland

Note: Due to the next scheduled meeting date clashing with Anzac Day the April meeting will be held on 2 MAY.

Guest speaker Basil Hancock will be talking about the Lartigue Monorail, which was located in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. This unique steam operated system ran from 1888 to 1924, and carried passengers, livestock and freight along a rail supported on A- shaped trestles. He will describe its development, its life in Ireland, the abortive French Lartigue line and the potential high speed developments. He will conclude with a first hand look at what’s left and show the amazing replica Lartigue line now operating in Listowel.
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, 2 May 2018 at 7:30pm


John Phillips photo collection

Well known railway photographer John Phillips will be presenting a selection of his excellent photo collection to members.  There will be a mixture of both main line and light railways featured.  Come along and enjoy what will be a fascinating evening of entertainment.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 12 April 2018 at 8:00 pm


Don River Ruston locomotive and selected DVD’s

We will discuss the Don River Ruston and Peter Letheby will present some of his DVD’s. 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 5 April 2018 at 8:00 pm