*Abandoned Rails*

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These tracks appear to have been partialy removed. The Anchoring plates and spikes are all removed but the rails for whatever reason were left.

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jockswa on March 18, 2013

That line looks real narrow guage Henry. At least they left something for posterity. This stuff is right up us West Ozzie fans' alley! Probably like you guys, we've lost so much of our state rail. All that's left is the industrial freight stuff (diminishing), some suburban rail in the Capital, and three major passenger lines. Only one tourist line operates here on the original state system, and it's struggling.

Great and poignant shot mate. Lk..

GasGasL€X on March 18, 2013

Yeah, narrow guage by the looks.. As Jock says.. perhaps we should have an overseas members group for our Abandoned railways, bridges & relics... Sweet find again.. Cheers, ~Lex

Henry Scoggin on March 18, 2013

I have my doubts about the gage of these rails. I am leaning towards the rails being pushed toward the center when the tie down plates were removed from benieth them. All of the other rails a couple of miles East of here that these would have been a part of are regular gage. Also the rails are full size as in modern construction. The cross ties are also full size. It will require me going back and doing a little more snooping, but I don't know why there would be two different gage rails om the same single set of ties, with one leading directly towards the other. I will try to find some crossties that are in good enough shape to see where the anchoring plates were attached. :-/

jockswa on March 19, 2013

Yep, I think you're right Henry. Those rails look way too heavy to be used narrow gauge (I spelt it wrong the first time..sorry). I know there's a Colorado line that's 3 foot gauge, and our original State rail here was 3'6". Got a DVD on American rail featuring that Colorado line..wonderful!!

aNNa.schramm on May 12, 2013

... :>D: the next Train is comming in 10-(-000000...) minutes, please wait. l aNNa

Henry Scoggin on May 12, 2013

LOL! Thanks for the visit aNNa.

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    by Henry Scoggin
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