Light Railways No.1 to 20 June 1960 to Winter 1967 - pdf download


Light Railways No.1 to 20 June 1960 to Winter 1967 - pdf download

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This is a 16Mb pdf file containing page images of the first 20 issues of Light Railways (but the name Light Railways was not used until issue No.13). The text is searchable from issue No.8.

The earliest issues were extremely crude both in presentation and content. The first three were not published by the Victorian Light Railway Research Society. They were printed on a 1912 Edison Rotary Mimeograph which had parts missing and did not work very well! Issue No. 4 was the first to be published by the Victorian Light Railway Research Society and was typed (twice) with several carbon copies on thin paper, and the quality was terrible! The four issues total 12 foolscap (13 x 8 inch) pages.

Issue No.5 was known as The Shenley Valley Railway Quarterly Review but was published by the Victorian Light Railway Research Society. From issue No.6 the title was Victorian Light Railway Research Society Quarterly Review. Issues Nos 5 and 6 were typed (twice) with several carbon copies on thin paper, and the quality was terrible! Issue No.7 was mostly printed on a Fordigraph spirit duplicator, and issue No.8 was printed on a flat bed duplicator. The four issues total 28 foolscap (13 x 8 inch) pages.

Issue Nos 9 to 12 were printed on an ancient Gestetner flat-bed duplicator. The four issues total 30 foolscap (13 x 8 inch) pages.

Issue 13 was the first issues to be published on the 6.5 x 8 inch (half-foolscap format), and the first to be called "Light Railways". There was a two-and-a-half year break between the publication of No.14 and No.15 when the Society almost faded away. Issue No.15 marked a renaissance in the Society, though you would not know that by looking at it!

Includes: 
SVR Quarterly Review No.1
  • A Brief History of the Shenley Valley [model] Railway

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.2
  • New Developments on the S.V.R.
  • Victorian Railways News
  • Victorian Railways DDE/D4 Class Locomotives
  • The Australian Cement Company's Railway at Fyansford
  • V.R. W class
VLRRS Quarterly Review No.3
  • New Developments on the S.V.R
  • The Australian Cement Company's Railway at Fyansford
  • Melbourne's Horse Tramways
  • V.R. News

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.4
  • Editor's note:
  • New Developments on the S.V.R.
  • The Australian Cement Company's Railway, Fyansford
  • Corrigendum
SVR Quarterly Review No.5
  • New Developments on the S.V.R.
  • Victorian Railways Notes
  • Horse Tramways of Melbourne
  • Balloon Stacks And Sugar Cane - book review
  • Timber Tramways Victoria
  • The Australian Cement Companys Railway, Fyansford
  • Remarks Concerning the Absolute Permissive Block Signalling as Used on the Fyansford-Batesford Railway
  • Photographic Supplement No. 1 - The Australian Cement Companys Railway, Fyansford

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.6
  • The Victorian Railways W Class 4-6-0 Light Lines Locos.
  • Melbournes Cable Trams
  • Addendum to the Timber Tramway Article in the Winter 1961 Q.R.
VLRRS Quarterly Review No.7
  • Victorian Railway Notes
  • Society Notes
  • Cable Trams of Melbourne.
  • The Powelltown Tramway

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.8
  • Victorian Railways Notes
  • Safeworking Used on the State Electricity Commission's Railway System at Yallourn and Morwell
  • The Britannia Creek Tramway
  • The Powelltown Tramway
  • The Tullah Tram
  • Book Review
  • Society Notes
VLRRS Quarterly Review No.9
  • Victorian Railways Notes
  • Society Notes
  • The Colac & Crowes Railway
  • The Upper Ferntree Gully -Gembrook Line
  • Mckenzie Creek Tramway, Horsham
  • The Powelltown Tramway

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.10
  • News, Notes, and Comments
  • The Weeaproinah Goods. 6 June 1962
  • State Rivers And Water Supply Commission Railways
  • Victorian Manganese Mining Iron & Steel Companys Proposed Railway
  • Belgrave Horse Tram
  • The Powelltown Tramway
VLRRS Quarterly Review No.11
  • News, Notes and Comments
  • Mississippi Creek Tramway
  • Five Warburton Area Tramways
  • Warranook Tramway
  • The Powelltown Tramway
  • Light Railway Rolling Stock Drawing

VLRRS Quarterly Review No.12
  • News Notes & Comments
  • State Rivers And Water Supply Commission Railways
  • The Powelltown Tramway
  • Book Review
  • Notes on the Penshurst & Dunkeld Line (Victorian Railways)
  • Five Warburton Area Tramways
  • Light Railway Rolling Stock Drawing
  • Society Notes
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Light Railways No.13

  • News, Notes & Comments
  • Light Railways of the State Electricity Commission - Yallourn, Morwell, Rubicon
  • Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works, Construction Railways
  • "Little Yarra" and "Powellite's" Life on Nauru
  • Kilmany Park Steam Tramway
  • Hall's Gap Tramway
  • Salt Tramways
  • The Last Passenger Train on the Mount Lyell Railway
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Light Railways No.14
  • Notes, News, & Comments
  • The Proposed -Tolmie District Railway
  • The Port Melbourne Gasworks Tramway.
  • New Books - Speed Limit 20; Railroading in Tasmania, 1830-1962

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Light Railways No.15
  • Notes, News, & Comments
  • The Stawell - Grampians Tramway.
  • South Melbourne Gasworks Tramway
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Light Railways No.16
  • News, Notes & Comments
  • Wanderings In The Wild West
  • Rolling Stock of the Fyansford - Batesford Railway
  • The Walhalla Mining Tramways
  • Municipal Tramway News - S.E.C. Ballarat and Bendigo
  • Fraser's (Syme's) Island Light Tramway
  • Coming Trips
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Light Railways No.17

  • News, Notes. & Comments
  • Tramways of the Wonthaggi District
  • Powelltown Tramway - approximate gradient profile
  • The Cockatoo Horse Tramway
  • The Walhalla Mining Tramways
  • Tarwin Meadows Milk Tramway.
  • Coming Trips

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Light Railways No.18
  • News, Notes, & Comments.
  • Shay Locomotives in Australia
  • Tramways of the Forest - Barwon Downs Area
  • Letters - Tramways of the Wonthaggi District, Walhalla Mining Tramways
  • List of Locomotives of the Private Railways of Victoria (Not an actual list, but a reference to such a list)
  • A 73 Year Old Locomotive Resides in Melbourne.
  • Our Next Research Project
  • The Society's First Film Night
  • The Narrow Gauge Railway Society (England)
  • Special Train Notice
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Light Railways No.19

  • Powelltown 1928
  • Enterprise Sawmills Tramway
  • Tramways of the Forrest Barwon Downs Area
  • Port Fairy Lighthouse Tramway
  • Tanjil Bren Tramway
  • Book Review - "Railroads in the Woods"
  • Letters - Tramways of the Forrest Area, Shay Locomotives in Australia.
  • News, Notes & Comments
  • Relics Of A Railway (Whitfield)
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Light Railways No.20

  • The Dean Marsh-Benwerrin Railway
  • The Yan Yeam Tramroad
  • A Railway in Papua
  • The South Melbourne Gasworks Tramway
  • Magazine Review - ““The Narrow Gauge, May 1967”“
  • Letters - Tramways of the Forrest Area, Shay Locomotives in Australia, Hopetoun Tramway, Port Esperance, Tasmania.
  • News, Notes & Comments
  • Erica Sawmill
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