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53 rd Annual
Australian Association
of Live Steamers Convention
Easter 2009

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Journey to Western Australia for the 2009 AALS Convention at Castledare in Perth.
Also included is some of a post convention run at Bunbury..

 

Duration 76 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

52nd AALS Convention(2008) held at Cobden, Vic
50th AALS Convention(2006) held at Sydney, NSW
49th AALS Convention
(2005) held at Warner, Qld
47th AALS Convention (2003) held at Penfield, S.A.
also available.

 

 

 
     
 

 

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ASSCO
Stanthorpe
Warwick and Wallangarra
2007

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Journey with the ASSCO group for a weekend taking in Warwick and Wallangarra.
In November 2007, ASSCO members set out from Stanthorpe and journey north to Warwick and then South to the border town of Wallangarra.
See the" 75mile dam", the first concrete dam structure in Australia. It was built to provide a reliable water supply at a watering stop for steam locomotives.

 

Duration 94 mins
DVD-r $40.00 - plus P&P

 

For information on Section Cars
visit the ASSCO site.

 

 

 
     
 

 



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52 nd Annual
Australian Association
of Live Steamers Convention
Easter 2008

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During the 2008 Easter long weekend AALS members converge on Cobden Victoria
where the South Western Model Engineers host the 52nd Annual AALS Convention.
Trains of all sorts for the model train enthusiast.

 

Duration 116 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

53rd AALS Convention (2009) held at Castledare, WA
50th AALS Convention (2006) held at Sydney, NSW
49th AALS Convention
(2005) held at Warner, Qld
47th AALS Convention (2003) held at Penfield, S.A.
also available.

 

 

 
     
 

 

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ASSCO
Monto Branch Line
2007

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In October 2007, a group of Queensland Section Car Enthusiests go on a run over part of the Monto Branch Line.
This ASSCO (Australian Society of Section Car Operators) trip travels from Biggenden to Mundubbera and then Biggenden to Mungar.

It's a great way to see lineside features and construction not easily seen from a typical rail journey. One unusual feature is the upside down bridge at Ideraway.

 

Duration 92 mins
DVD-r $40.00 - plus P&P

 

For information on Section Cars
visit the ASSCO site.

 

 

 
     
     
 



 

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ASSCO
Kingaroy Branch Line
2007

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Ever wondered what it is like to ride the track on Inspection Cars like track gangs used before the modern adapted four wheel drives ?
Come on a Section Car ride and feel each bump and rail joint along the Kingaroy Branch Line with Queensland Members of ASSCO.
(Australian Society of Section Car Operators)

A two day trip on the branch line from
Theebine to Kingaroy.

 

Duration 115 mins
DVD-r $40.00 - plus P&P

 

For information on Section Cars
visit the ASSCO site.

 

 

 
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50 th Annual
Australian Association
of Live Steamers Convention
Easter 2006

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The 50th Annual Convention was held over
the four day 2006 Easter long weekend.

The host club, The Sydney Society of Model Engineers
was celebrating its centenary year.
At its Luddenham track site known as Model Park, the new garden railway took its operating gauges from 45mm right through
to 7¼ inch.

 

Duration 98 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

53rd AALS Convention (2009) held at Castledare, WA
52nd AALS Convention (2006) held at Cobden, Vic
49th AALS Convention
(2005) held at Warner, Qld
47th AALS Convention (2003) held at Penfield, S.A.
also available.

 

 

 
   

49 th Annual
Australian Association
of Live Steamers Convention
Easter 2005

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The Warner track site of the QSMEE was the venue over the Easter 2005 long week-end for the 49th Annual A.A.L.S. Convention.
New track ,bridges, cuttings and a roundhouse were all improvements that visitors enjoyed through the course of the Convention.
This 90 minute video captures the four days of steam and diesel action.
Duration 90 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

53rd AALS Convention (2009) held at Castledare, WA
52nd AALS Convention (2006) held at Cobden, Vic
50th AALS Convention (2006) held at Luddenham, NSW.
47th AALS Convention (2003) held at Penfield, S.A.
also available.

 

 

 

 

 
 

MacArthur's Return
Queensland Railway's AC16

 
   

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Duration 95 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

In 1943, Twenty bar framed 2-8-2 American Baldwin built lomotives arrived to alleviate Queensland's wartime motive power shortage.

They were a MacArthur class lomotive and became known as the 'Yanks".

Number 221A was retired in 1968 and after a total rebuild at QR's Ipswich steam workshops, the AC16 saw service again in 2003.

Come and follow this Yank on its Toowoomba test run and its first three long distance outings. Catch the action from pacing shots to cab rides.

For additional information, David Burke's book
American Steam on Australian Rails
is available from The Workshops Museum Ipswich, Queensland
Warwick Photo Run Past
On Test Run
Order Form

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Moreton Mill
... end of the line

 
   
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The Moreton Central Sugar Mill first crushed cane in 1897. Located in Nambour, just north of Queensland's capital of Brisbane, its last cane arrived on the evening of December 03 2003.

Come on a visit and see some of the last workings of this cane tramway, the sight of trains snaking through the main street of Nambour now gone forever.

"...one of the best Australian produced presentations that I have seen and would recommend it to all people regardless of whether or not your interest extends to the cane railways of Queensland"
review - April 2004 Railway Digest
Australia's premier railway magazine
Bli Bli and Petrie at work
Duration 65 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

47 th Annual Australian Association
of Live Steamers Convention
Easter 2003

 
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Steaming up at the Adelaide Convention
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During the 2003 Easter long week-end, 469 visitors and 84 locomotives took part in the 47th annual Australian Association of Live Steamers Convention hosted by the Penfield Society of Model Engineers, South Australia.

Duration 60 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P
53rd AALS Convention (2009) held at Castledare, WA
52nd AALS Convention
(2006) held at Cobden, Vic
50th AALS Convention
(2006) held at Luddenham, NSW.

49th AALS Convention (2005) held at Warner, Qld.
also available.

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

The Beaudesert Branch Line,
Rebuilding Line and Loco

 
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C17 undergoing restoration at Beaudesert
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Sleeper work on the line

The line is now closed and operations have ceased but this production still serves as an historical document on all the aspects of restoring the line and loco.


Beaudesert was served by a branch line from 1888 until closure in 1996.

The line and bridges underwent repair while rollingstock was acquired and rebuilt. DH11 class diesel, 1105, was retrieved fromTasmania but the showcase was the rebuilding of a Queensland Railways class C17 steam locomotive, No 967.

This video presents various work being undertaken. See track machines at work, bridge repairs, the arrival of the diesel and the restoration of the locomotive.

Beaudesert Rail has given the town its train back.

Duration 80 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P
"... an interesting production which would be a worthy addition to your audio visual library and comes well recommended"
review - March2004 Railway Digest
Australia's premier railway magazine

 

 

     

 

 

 

Two To
Toowoomba

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On Saturday 13th April 2002, recently restored 1089 teams up with QR heritage partner 1079 to haul an enthusiasts train of 12 wooden carriages to Toowoomba.

Not for about 30 years have two Queensland Railways “Betys” been on the roster together to make such a run possible.

1089 built by Walkers Ltd of Maryborough in 1958 was the last mainline steam locomotive built in Australia.

For the trip to Toowoomba both locos share the duty and on Saturday afternoon the train is split with 1079 returning to Brisbane. 1089 remains overnight to do some short trips to Harristown before its return trip to Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.

Duration 60 mins
DVD-r $45.00 - plus P&P
 

 

 

     

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