Upcoming LRRSA Meetings

There will no physical LRRSA Meetings in Melbourne until further notice. The Melbourne meetings are being replaced by Members Zoom Meetings, open to all.

Members Zoom Meeting

Upper Yarra Hikes

Geoff Maynard will present on some early hikes along the tramways of the Upper Yarra Area using the Scouts 1936 Jamboree map - covering an area to the east of Powelltown and south of Warburton in Victoria.

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021 at 8:00 pm
Attendees will need to pre-register at lrrsa.org.au


Indonesian sugar mill tramways

Ross Sadlier will present slides and a DVD on the topic of Indonesian sugar mills.
Location: BCC Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 20 August 2021 at 7.30pm


The Mortlake gasworks railway

Noted historian Mark Langdon is researching the 3ft gauge railway system once used at Mortlake gasworks, Sydney. AGL first purchased land in 1883 beside the Parramatta River and gas coal was carried by ship from Newcastle to its wharf. The railway possessed six narrow gauge steam locomotives to haul coke from the retorts. A telfer system was also used. The railway lasted until 1948. Mark will present a detailed overview of the history and operation of the gas works.

Date: Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 7:30pm

NOTE: Due to the current Covid virus restrictions the large meeting room at Woodstock (Penfold Room) will be limited to only 14 attendees for safe spacing requirements. Please contact the Secretary (Mob: 0415 995 304) in advance if wishing to attend.


Military Road light railways

There will be an Adelaide meeting on Thursday 5 August 2021 where, amongst other things, the above topics will be discussed. South Australian members will be advised by e-mail about a fortnight before, but the meeting will be on this date depending on any Covid rules at the time.

Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 5 August 2021 at 7:30pm