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e-Book The Beechy - the Life and Times of the Colac - Beech Forest - Crowes Narrow Gauge Railway 1902 - 1962 download

e-Book The Beechy - the Life and Times of the Colac - Beech Forest - Crowes Narrow Gauge Railway 1902 - 1962 download

by Norman HOUGHTON

ISBN: 0909340293
ISBN13: 978-0909340292
Publisher: Light Railway Research Society; First edition (1992)
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Beautifully done history of the narrow gauge railway that once connected Colac, Beech Forest and Crowes. Detailed history follows the construction of each section and the laborious efforts, especially by the sawmills, to the build a new country

Houghton's contribution to forestry history has been recognized in a number of recent surveys of Australian and Victorian . The Beechy : the life and times of the Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes narrow gauge railway, 1902-

Houghton's contribution to forestry history has been recognized in a number of recent surveys of Australian and Victorian forest history, particularly in undertaking the primary field work which has relocated the isolated bush settlements, mill sites and tramway networks, and in the compilation of oral histories. He provided a large proportion of the entries. The Beechy : the life and times of the Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes narrow gauge railway, 1902-. Copper at the 'curry : the 1917 copper boom railways of Cloncurry and their aftermath 2008-2010. Geelong : a short history 2003-2005. Beech Forest, a century on the ridge 1984.

The Crowes railway line was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway located in the Otway Ranges in south-western Victoria, Australia, running from the main line to Port Fairy at Colac to Beech Forest and later Crowes. It was the third of four narrow gauge lines of the Victorian Railways, opening to Beech Forest in March 1902, and extended to Crowes in June 1911. Nearly 44 miles (71 km) long, this was the longest of the narrow gauge lines.

Beech Forest station existed on the Colac-Crowes narrow gauge railway 1902-1962. From 1954 onwards it was the terminus of the line. The former balloon loop is still visible surrounding disused tennis courts. Nearby cities: Coordinates: 38°38'10"S 143°34'26"E.

The Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes narrow gauge railway served as the major transport conduit to the West Otway Ranges for many decades

The Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes narrow gauge railway served as the major transport conduit to the West Otway Ranges for many decades. The railway enabled this hitherto undeveloped region to advance economically and provided the impetus for the creation of settlements and communities. One proposed new purpose is the creation of a Rail Trail along portions of the formation.

Ivey, W. E. 1874 Papers Relating to Forest Conservancy

Ivey, W. 1874 Papers Relating to Forest Conservancy. Papers Presented to Parliament (Victoria), Vol. 3, No. 86, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Both the Colac and Crowes lines entered Beech Forest yard from the .

Both the Colac and Crowes lines entered Beech Forest yard from the same end, creating a junction. Trains had to be turned to run down the Crowes branch and a balloon loop was provided at the other end of the yard. A tennis court occupied the land within the loop. Crowes, the terminus of the line, was the most southerly railway station on the Australian mainland. Railway lines in Victoria.

The Beechy : the life and times of the Colac-Beech Forest-Crowes narrow gauge railway, 1902-. Timber mountain : a sawmilling history of the Murrindindi forest, 1885-. The Ridge : a brief historical guide to the West Otway Ridge 2005. By the Barwon : a history of Forrest and Barramunga 2005-2013.

Beautifully done history of the narrow gauge railway that once connected Colac, Beech Forest and Crowes. The rough terrain of the West Otway Ranges and the determined character of the people created a railway that was not always "by the book" or even profitable but which linked the area for many years, allowing the shipment of timber, potatoes, lime and livestock to market. Detailed history follows the construction of each section and the laborious efforts, especially by the sawmills, to the build a new country. Includes map of farming allotments and list of sawmill production by company. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With maps, track diagrams, gradient profiles, time tables, and bibliography. 170 pages with extensive index. Oversized.
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ISBN13: 978-0851533636
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by Gordon Rattenbury,Ray Cook,H.W. Parr
ISBN: 0901461199
ISBN13: 978-0901461193
language: English
Subcategory: Engineering
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