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Sydney

Around and about Sydney's railway system

Clyde Yard and Granville

North Sydney Station

Parramatta

Sydney Light Railway

Sydney Monorail, now sadly demolished

Around the Harbour and its fortifications


Katoomba, Blue Mountains

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Katoomba colliery and incline

Brisbane and Canberra

Three brief days in Brisbane in 2004 to visit relatives and friends but one of them took pity on me and we visited their local museum, the home of this magnificent railcar, built by Crossley / AEC, then back to New Zealand. Plus a photo of the new trams in Canberra in 2019.

Kiama, NSW

Kiama is South of Sydney and is famous for its quarries producing volcanic basalt used for road and ralway ballast. These photos were taken by Jim Coomer, who visited Kiama in 2018.


Hong Kong

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New Territories light railway

Mount Victoria Tramway

Hong Kong Tramways


Singapore

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The Light Rapid Transit system

A little disappointed - I was expecting rails and got a guided bus way instead - never mind. Next time I pass through Singapore I'll be a little less jet-lagged (I hardly left the hotel) and see what else there is.


Tonga

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Nuku'alofa copra railway

There I was, stranded on Fafa Island off Tongatapo, and when the typhoon blew itself out and I took the boat over to the mainland for a high-speed visit to a very short-lived railway. At some time, a narrow gauge railway ran from Queen Salote Wharf on the Pacific to the central lagoon of Tongatapo. The memory lives on as 'Railway Road' follows its course and, sadly, the route is all that seems to remain. Other that it was used to move copra there seems to be nothing known about it - its gauge, its motive power or its lifespan.


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Thanks for sharing his photos to Jim Coomer.


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