Friday, 20 January 2012

Time is slipping away. We are nearly towards the end of January already. All the best for Australia Day next week.

I have found some more pix of the Holsworthy line, in particular, details of the NSWRTM Tour on 16 April 1972 with 1919 and 3075T. This was the last steam train trip on the Branch. 3075T was too heavy for the Georges River Bridge and was detached at Liverpool.

In the meantime, I am still researching photographs of the Down Timber Building that existed on Platforms 2/3. I have spent time at the Liverpool Champion offices and next week, I will be visting the Fairfax Newspapers and the Mitchell Library. It was demolished in 1979/1980 for the station refurbishments, which entailed extending and modifying the Up Brick Building on Platform 1, concrete ramps for Platforms 1 and 2/3, and a new ticket office. Hopefully, I can find a photograph prior to demolition.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

In addition to my last post, I thought I will upload some photos of the Holsworthy Branch, for those who remember this quaint branch. More information can be obtained from John Oakes book, Sydney's Forgotten Military Railways.

Well it has been some time since I last updated my blog.

Recently, I obtained a B&W photo of the old SM's residence that was built in 1880 and was probably demolished in the 1960s (unconfirmed) that existed on the corner of Bigge & Moore Streets in Liverpool. The site is now occupied by TAFE Offices.

I have spoken to a local identity who advised me that he had spoken to Stan Green, former SM of Liverpool,who lived in the house, in the 1940's when he was attending Liverpool Public School, located diagonally opposite to the house.

I do have a railway plan of the front window and the stair case but I am now trying to obtain another plan of the whole structure from State Records.

In addition, I am trying to obtain further photos or plans of the Down building. These have been sourced from various sources eg the Weston Langford collection and a book on the hitory of Liverpool by Carol Liston. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated, as I havent been able to obtain any plans to date.