Online Videos

This page will host a collection of videos showing historic, preserved and current-day operations of Light Railways, along with videos of LRRSA events.


Langley Vale 1920s

1920's footage of operations on William Langley's 1270mm (50") gauge logging tramway. This 20km (12 miles) wooden railed line ran from a sawmill beside the Lansdowne River to forests high up in the ranges behind and featured very steep grades.

Scenes include loading blackbutt logs onto tramway trucks using NZ 'Maori' jacks; the Class A Climax steaming over Langley's famous Curved Bridge; log-riding brakemen hauling on the brakes as a loaded train speeds down hill, and a frame saw at work in the mill.

A history of the line was published in Light Railways No's 226 and 227 in 2012. These magazines are available from the LRRSA Online shop


Riches beneath the Flat preview

This video previews the new book by Ross Mainwaring, Riches beneath the Flat, published on Feb 29, 2012 by the Light Railway Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. It is a history of the Lake George Mine at Captains Flat, New South Wales, and is available from the LRRSA Online shop