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

Stannary Hills & Irvinebank Tramways

Richard Warwick will present an overview of John Dennis will present on the Stannary Hills Tramway. When tin was discovered west of the Atherton Tablelands in remote Far North Queensland, access to the mines was a significant problem. The 2 ft gauge Stannary Hills Tramway was constructed through spectacular countryside alongside Eureka Creek, servicing the mines, to a battery located alongside Walsh River. This tramway allowed the Irvinebank Co. to construct its own connecting line providing easy access for the mill and smelter to the outside world. The presentation will describe the history of these two tramways

Date: Thursday 11 February 2024 at 8:00 pm AET
Attendees will need to pre-register at lrrsa.org.au

Following Meeting:

Bill Hanks will present on "Some Railways & Railroads of the Sierra Nevada, USA", Thursday 13 June 2024 at 8.00pm AET


No Meetings

It has been decided to cancel Brisbane meetings. If anyone is interested in taking over the position of convenor, please contact the LRRSA Secretary.


Sydney Harbour Bridge construction

Civil Engineer Bill Phippen will be talking on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with some reference to the light railways used

Location: Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood, in the ‘Private Room’, Brasserie Restaurant. Free parking is available in the RSL car park. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station. Please contact Ross (0415 995 304) or David (0400 347 127) if you need to be signed in upon arrival. It is highly recommended to arrive early and enjoy a meal with other LRRSA members.
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 7:30pm


Clarendon & Happy Valley light rails

The March meeting will feature a presentation on the Clarendon & Happy Valley light rails.

Any news of light rail matters – particularly in SA, NT and the Broken Hill area – is welcome. As accommodation is limited, interested persons should contact Les Howard for details if you have not been to a meeting before.

Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 30 May 2024 at 7.30 pm (SA time)

Following meeting: 25 July 2004