Rail Journey - Central to Kiama: Approach to Coalcliff Station

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Comments (3)

gezginruh on March 10, 2009

A way section or a time section? who knows ! Again wonderful dear Ian. GGR.

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2009

You like railway lines, as images or symbols of life's journey, don't you GGR.

As this section of line leaves Coalcliff Station, it curves to the right over Stoney Creek valley then instead of wrapping around this prominent promontory, the line enters a 1km tunnel to emerge at Clifton, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Below the line in Stoney Creek Valley is the Coalcliff Coke Works It derives its coal from the horizontal coal seams in this sandstone geology, and which outcrop in the coastal cliff faces.

The coastal road, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, does wrap around the headland on a stunning curved viaduct, Sea Cliff Bridge, that is partly over the sea. The viaduct was necessary to avoid the instability and landslips that often blocked the road.

And a short clip on Youtube uses timelapse technique to give an impression of the construction of Sea Cliff Bridge.


Ian Stehbens on May 12, 2009

Train drivers are revered by most small boys! And your description is so good, Gondor. Thanks.


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