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     Researching carriages that were built at Walsh Island Dockyard
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    Glenn
     July 11 2010 15:55 PM (Read 3075 times)  
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    Hi,

    I am researching the history of Sydney suburban railway carriages that were constructed at the dockyard. The car numbers are: C3171 - C3220 (fifty cars), C3251 - C3300 (fifty cars) and T4301 - T4548 (248 cars). All were built in the 1927-1929 period.

    Can you please guide me as to where I may be able to find details on their construction and also photographs of the cars undergoing construction or being barged across the Hunter River.

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    Glenn


     
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     July 11 2010 17:07 PM  
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    Hi Glen,
    Suggest Richmond Vale Railway

    * Australian Railways Historical Society
    This national group have information on all things railway
    * Dorrigo Railway Museum
    One of Australia's largest collections of rail rolling stock.
    Not open to the public.
    * New South Wales Rail Transport Museum
    Worth a visit
    * State Mine Heritage Park Lithgow
    This tourist Attraction at Lithgow preserves some of Australia's valuable Coal Mining and Railway heritage.
    * The Rail Motor Society
    Located at Paterson this group of volunteers operate 'Tin Hares".

    I have asked our members if they have any info..

    Aub Wink


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     July 11 2010 17:09 PM  
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    The Richmond Vale Railway Museum
    Location: Leggett's Drive, Richmond Vale NSW 2327

    Information Phone: +61 (02) 4001 0197

    Site Phone: +61 (02) 4937 5344

    Fax: +61 (02) 4936 2921

    Email: rvrminfo@richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org

    Website: http://www.richmondvalerailwaymuseum.org/

    The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organization, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of J&A Brown and the Hunter Valley.

    The R.V.R.M. is located in the old Richmond Main Colliery site, Main Road 135, Leggett's Drive, Richmond Vale 4kms south of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, N.S.W.

    The R.V.R.M. runs trains first three Sundays of each month and every Sunday during School Holidays. Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm.


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     July 12 2010 09:44 AM  
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    Aub,

    I will try to find out what i can ATP, however a good starting point for this info might be with a volunteer group located in Sydney, called "Historic Electric Traction". (If it hasn't already been done)

    They can be found at:

    Postal Address;

    Historic Electric Traction
    PO Box 246
    Lidcombe
    NSW 1825

    Contact;

    Ph: 1300 781 279
    Web: www.het.org.au
    Email: info@het.org.au

    Good luck.

    Regards

    Chris


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     July 12 2010 09:51 AM  
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    Thanks guy for your replies. I am actually familar with these railway groups.

    Does anyone know if the Newcastle Library has an archive of photos / documents relating to Walsh Island? I see that the National Library in Canberra has some photos available for viewing onlt in person.

    Cheers,
    Glenn


     
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     July 12 2010 19:41 PM  
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    Hi Glenn

    You could try the ARHS in Sydney at Central Station or State Archives.

    As these were single decker cars there is probably not many survived.

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    Graham Black
    Richmond Vale Railway


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     July 22 2010 19:12 PM  
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    Glenn,
    I have a Powerpoint presentation on Walsh Island and the dockyard. It has a couple of photos of rail carriages being built and barged across to mainland. If you would like a copy email me on obriem1056@gmail.com
    Regards
    Michael


     
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     July 26 2010 09:44 AM  
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    Aub,

    Attached are the images of the carriages at Carriage Resort, Dungog. The inscription at the doorway of image "Carriage01" reads: "Built at Walsh Island Dockyard Newcastle 1928".

    Hope this is of some interest to you.

    Bill

    These images will be in Media Gallery section "Newcastle Yesterday" soon.
    Special thanks to NIHA Member Bill R.
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     July 27 2010 16:24 PM  
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    Hi Glen
    please leave your email contact so we can get in touch I may have the info you require. NIHA


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    Guys,

    Thanks for you interest in my request.

    My email address is gpryan44@aapt.net.au or postal address is 53 Roderick Street Tamworth NSW 2340.

    I'll reimburse any postage costs.

    Cheers,
    Glenn


     
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