The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing, one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, lunatics, mental defectives and self-appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learned to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that group name and the person who set it up..
We occasionally publish information on the locomotives, and rollingstock, from railways in Australia and the Philippines.
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Bli Bli Pies & Randy Ducks - It Can Only Be Moreton! Part 3.


Below is a number of shots taken of the safeworking arrangements for the road/rail David Low Bridge in Bli Bli (Queensland)!
Although taken a year after closure, all was unchanged.
A couple of days after these were taken PETRIE pushed three flats across the bridge to remove the last lengths on the other side and then spent the next two days helping with removing the track across the bridge.
The selection here is a small part of what I took on the day. If anyone is interested in modelling this operation I would be happy to supply some others.


Xing sign on the east side approach to the bridge.Unusual flashing warning lights and sign on east side approach.Controls on east side of bridge. Note preserved steamer BLI BLI behind.Control on the west side of the bridge.Western approach to the bridge!


the donG said...

simple but it's a good system. i hope i get to see these train systems that you post soon.

Huggies said...

I like how they had Square Target Boards on the Level Crossing lights.

I took photos of all the active crossings on the system and took measurements as I would like to model something based on this system some day :) .