Time for an update. This morning (Tuesday 25/10/2016) a couple of our members were given access to the new site of the club track to inspect the work that has been done thus far.
The concrete slab for the new loco shed and club room has been poured and the construction of the shed proper should begin next week.
We hope to have more updates in the future. The completion date is now well into 2017 unfortunately….hopefully around April/May. We would like it to be earlier but it is what it is.
Looking North to the Grove of Trees.
Looking North Towards the Northern Loop
Looking South from the Station Area
Excavation of the Station and Platform.
Northern Loop Track Bed
Eastern End of the Loco Shed Slab
Western End of the Loco Shed Slab
Southern Loop Area
Southern Loop Area
THE TRAINS WILL NOT BE RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE………….. mainly because we no longer have a track to run on, but also because we are relocating to Lemway Park.
Work has begun on our relocation to our new location in Lemway Park.
Graham and various members have been cutting the track into 6 metre lengths and with the wonderful help of men from the PCYC those sections have been lifted and stacked ready for removal to Lemway Park.
I have included some photos of the progress. It is a tad sad but knowing that we will have a better railway for your enjoyment makes it all worthwhile…….
AND IT WILL BE BAT FREE.
Here are some pics of what is happening in Lemway Park.
Our apologies to the public who use the park as it has been fenced off today. The council has fenced the area to make it safe while works are implemented.
We will keep you posted about further happenings.
Until next time…….
It will probably be sometime in 2017 when the trains run again.
This is due to the track being relocated to LEMWAY PARK in Lemway Avenue in Kearneys Spring. To get to Lemway Park from Ruthven Street…turn WEST into Stenner Street (Pizza Hut corner) and drive down the hill over the bridge and Lemway Avenue will be on your left. The track will be relocated to this park in the coming months.
The new station will be in the vicinity of STUMM Street. There will be ample parking along Lemway Avenue.
We will keep you informed about developments.
Thankyou for your patience.
Keep watching this web page and our Facebook page for updates on the progress being made at our new location. To find your way to Lemway Park is easy. If you are travelling SOUTH along RUTHVEN Street and you come to STENNER Street or NORTH along RUTHVEN Street from the New England Highway, you will need to turn WEST into STENNER Street (DOWN THE HILL) This is the K Mart / Pizza Hut corner. Continue westward down STENNER Street and go past FAY Court and over the little bridge and then take the first street on the LEFT…..This is LEMWAY Avenue. The track will be located along Lemway Avenue from approximately STUMM Street and all the way along Lemway Avenue to Kratzmann Court.
Next Public running day will be will be advised in due course.
Until next time, may your lights be green and your rails straight.
Below is a map showing how to get to our new location……
The aerial view below is the latest PROPOSAL for the new track layout. The new track will have approximately 900+metres of mainline as against 656 metres at the present site. This should make for an interesting and enjoyable ride.
Come and see our railway and station, and feel free to use the BBQ and picnic facilities provided in Kearneys Spring Historical Park.
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