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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, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.
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Monday, April 21, 2008

Bli Bli Pies & Randy Ducks - It Can Only Be Moreton! Part 6.

BLI BLI CUTTING!

This very deep cutting in the township of Bli Bli was a popular location for photographs. Heading away from the mill it was approached on a steep grade, followed by a level crossing, after which one would plunge into the coolness of the cutting itself.
It was also a popular walking track with the locals who would often risk meeting a cane train when only half way through. Timing was everything with there being little room in the cutting for anything other than the train itself.
Loaded trains headed for the mill were often seen helping each other through the cutting until the downward pull of the grade helped speed up the leading rake.
On my last visit the tracks had all been removed and rubber boots the order of the day if one wished to walk through. Parts of the cutting on one side had began to fall, so access may not be possible at all before long.

Looking down into the cutting from a road that passes overhead.


Level crossing on the southern approach to the cutting!


Inside the cutting!


Immediately beyond the cutting the Punt line branched off to the right. It would make a huge curve, pass behind the Bli Bli shops, then pass over the previously featured David Low Bridge.
Line curving to the right is the mainline to River Depot and points north.

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