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Old railway line

Postby State187 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 pm

Does anyone know where this railway line went to? You can still see the old tracks

Just curious

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Re: Old railway line

Postby Dougell » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm

my guess would be into that compound it heads into, factories used to rail between each other
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Re: Old railway line

Postby Dougell » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:43 pm

here you can see the tracks in the yard

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Re: Old railway line

Postby RATTIX » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 pm

Reminds me of my train travelling days and coming through Mowbray and getting the porridge / wheat smell from the mill , was lekker ....

when trails were reliable and safer than what it is today
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Re: Old railway line

Postby Sumo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:44 pm

RATTIX wrote:Reminds me of my train travelling days and coming through Mowbray and getting the porridge / wheat smell from the mill , was lekker ....

when trails were reliable and safer than what it is today

That porridge smell from the outside and spookies chicken chills on the inside.
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Re: Old railway line

Postby RATTIX » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:46 pm

Sumo wrote:
RATTIX wrote:Reminds me of my train travelling days and coming through Mowbray and getting the porridge / wheat smell from the mill , was lekker ....

when trails were reliable and safer than what it is today

That porridge smell from the outside and spookies chicken chills on the inside.



Hahaha , spot on
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Re: Old railway line

Postby DJTY » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 pm

State187 wrote:Does anyone know where this railway line went to? You can still see the old tracks



Lines are there from a by-gone era. It links up to the mainline which then diverts to either the docks for export or the local market.
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Re: Old railway line

Postby State187 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:35 pm

Shot guys, so it stopped there. Wonder why tracks still showing, shows when last roads were tarred.

I actually never drove past maitland station lol. Think I should make a left one day.
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Re: Old railway line

Postby DJTY » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm

State187 wrote:Shot guys, so it stopped there. Wonder why tracks still showing, shows when last roads were tarred.

I actually never drove past maitland station lol. Think I should make a left one day.


My Mom often tells me stories of how she and her siblings used to ballroom dance at Maitland Town Hall all those years ago. They used to walk from 8th Street, Kensington to the Hall. That's many many moons ago.
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Re: Old railway line

Postby Dougell » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:53 pm

State187 wrote:Shot guys, so it stopped there. Wonder why tracks still showing, shows when last roads were tarred.

I actually never drove past maitland station lol. Think I should make a left one day.


I don't think they tar over the tracks, just thinking of the line running through belhar. They just work around it
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Re: Old railway line

Postby State187 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:50 am

Oh okay, i've seen that as well.

Does anyone know why there is a road access to valkenberg via oude molen village?
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Re: Old railway line

Postby Dougell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am

State187 wrote:Oh okay, i've seen that as well.

Does anyone know why there is a road access to valkenberg via oude molen village?


Probably just for more access other than from observatory.
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