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Bill Whale
2010-09-14 13:34:51 UTC
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Would like to see a track plan of Merriwa, NSW. Branch line terminus closed
since 1988, west of Musswelbrook and Scone.
Have just spent a couple of frustrating hours trawling through responses on
the net, using various search words and phrases. Quite a number of
references and a few photos of Merriwa rail yard, but cant locate a track
plan.
Found a ref in AMRM index of a 1971 issue with a track plan, but wont be
able to access the club library till next Sat. I'm sure our very efficient
club librarian has a pristine copy for me to peruse.

Anyone out there know what site I can bring up to show me on my computer,
here at home, a track plan of Merriwa? The internet was supposed to be
all-informing, all-knowing, but this experience, and another subject I was
(unsuccessfully) trying to research tonight, have left me quite disappointed
and disillusioned.

Perhaps someone out there actually has this magazine (I think it was the May
June issue 1971) and could scan to me the relavent pages.

..........................Bill

ps.........in doing this research, I came across many references to an
attempt in 2009 to start up a Merriwa railway museum, with big plans to
eventually have some sort of rolling stock running on part of the branch
near Merriwa.
It seemed to start off well, but then it looks like personality clashes
caused people to lose interest and it seems to have collapsed. Indeed, when
I inspected the station area in May this year, it certainly didnt look like
anything was happening.
Any comments?
........................................Bill
John Dennis
2010-09-16 10:37:14 UTC
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Bill,

As well as the AMRM article mentioned (which was indeed May/June
1971), the Merriwa branch is covered in "Byways of Steam 10" and the
ARHS Bulletin October 1967 issue. Both of these publications have
diagrams of the station.

NSW Railway News had a two part article on the Merriwa line, June and
July 1970 issues. I assume these would have had track plans too.

I guess the reason why none of these plans are on the web relate to
copyright.

There are a few more options for your club's librarian....

John

On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:34:51 +1000, "Bill Whale"
Post by Bill Whale
Would like to see a track plan of Merriwa, NSW. Branch line terminus closed
since 1988, west of Musswelbrook and Scone.
Have just spent a couple of frustrating hours trawling through responses on
the net, using various search words and phrases. Quite a number of
references and a few photos of Merriwa rail yard, but cant locate a track
plan.
Found a ref in AMRM index of a 1971 issue with a track plan, but wont be
able to access the club library till next Sat. I'm sure our very efficient
club librarian has a pristine copy for me to peruse.
Anyone out there know what site I can bring up to show me on my computer,
here at home, a track plan of Merriwa? The internet was supposed to be
all-informing, all-knowing, but this experience, and another subject I was
(unsuccessfully) trying to research tonight, have left me quite disappointed
and disillusioned.
Perhaps someone out there actually has this magazine (I think it was the May
June issue 1971) and could scan to me the relavent pages.
..........................Bill
ps.........in doing this research, I came across many references to an
attempt in 2009 to start up a Merriwa railway museum, with big plans to
eventually have some sort of rolling stock running on part of the branch
near Merriwa.
It seemed to start off well, but then it looks like personality clashes
caused people to lose interest and it seems to have collapsed. Indeed, when
I inspected the station area in May this year, it certainly didnt look like
anything was happening.
Any comments?
........................................Bill
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2010-09-16 11:06:03 UTC
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Post by John Dennis
I guess the reason why none of these plans are on the web relate to
copyright.
There are a few more options for your club's librarian....
There are always the ARHS CDs.
Brian 2010
2010-09-21 05:19:03 UTC
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Post by Bill Whale
Would like to see a track plan of Merriwa, NSW. Branch line terminus closed
since 1988, west of Musswelbrook and Scone.
Have just spent a couple of frustrating hours trawling through responses on
the net, using various search words and phrases. Quite a number of
references and a few photos of Merriwa rail yard, but cant locate a track
plan.
Found a ref in AMRM index of a 1971 issue with a track plan, but wont be
able to access the club library till next Sat. I'm sure our very efficient
club librarian has a pristine copy for me to peruse.
Anyone out there know what site I can bring up to show me on my computer,
here at home, a track plan of  Merriwa? The internet was supposed to be
all-informing, all-knowing, but this experience, and another subject I was
(unsuccessfully) trying to research tonight, have left me quite disappointed
and disillusioned.
Perhaps someone out there actually has this magazine (I think it was the May
June issue 1971) and could scan to me the relavent pages.
..........................Bill
  ps.........in doing this research, I came across many references to an
attempt in 2009 to start up a Merriwa railway museum, with big plans to
eventually have some sort of rolling stock running on part of the branch
near Merriwa.
It seemed to start off well, but then it looks like personality clashes
caused people to lose interest and it seems to have collapsed. Indeed, when
I inspected the station area in May this year, it certainly didnt look like
anything was happening.
Any comments?
........................................Bill
Hi Bill,
My name is brian leedham.
I am the President/Secretary of the MRSI.
I have in my possesion proper drawings of the railway Station
Precinct.
Do you still want a proper copy of it.
Regards,
Brian Leedham.

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