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

Eyre Peninsula Tramways

This meeting will constitute the AGM for the LRRSA. Following the formalities (expected to only take approx. 30 minutes), Peter Knife will present on the Eyre Peninsula tramways, and some weird and wonderful items from the South Australian Railways' Port Lincoln Division.

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021 at 8:00 pm
Attendees will need to pre-register at lrrsa.org.au

Brisbane

Narrow gauge railways used in World War 1

Bob Gough will give a presentation and discussion on some of the narrow gauge railways used in World War 1.

Location: BCC Coopers Plains Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 15 October 2021 at 7.30pm

Sydney

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 27 October 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.

Adelaide

Grange to Semaphore - Military Road light railways

There will be an Adelaide meeting on Thursday 7 October 2021 where, amongst other things, the above topics will be discussed. South Australian members will be advised by e-mailĀ 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 7 October 2021 at 7:30pm