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FINAL  DAYS  OF  THE  LIMESTONE  COAST  RAILWAY

TV footages concerning the REDHEN'S FINAL DAYS.


This 2 minute VIDEO file
Not looking to good for LCR
29th June 2003
 

WMV Filesize 10.2megs


This 3.1 minute VIDEO file
The final departure of LCR
28th June 2006


WMV Filesize 13.6megs



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2nd to last rail trip -  25th June 2006 
2pm departure.


25th June 2006
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1:20pm starting up 424.

25th June 2006
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Now 334 to start.


25th June 2006
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Both 334 and 424 now have been started.

25th June 2006
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Moved forward to close roundhouse gates.


25th June 2006
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Front of 424 just got running again
after 3 years. 

25th June 2006
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Inside of car 334.


25th June 2006
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Coming into traffic with passengers waiting.

25th June 2006
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Redhens at station now loading passengers.


25th June 2006
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Johnny going along for the ride.

25th June 2006
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Barry Suckling train conductor.

25th June 2006
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We being filmed from the road near Tantanoola.


25th June 2006
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Getting ready to leave Tantanoola for Mt Gambier.

25th June 2006
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Johnny waves goodbye Tantanoola from rear car.



3 Days Later
NOW TO THE FINAL  TRIP FOR THE  LIMESTONE COAST REDHENS

 2
8th June 2006 2pm departure.



28th June 2006
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David Branstone driver for last trip to Tantanoola.


28th June 2006
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Heading out through new yard to Tantanoola.
This was once the old weighbridge loop road.
Weighbridge long been removed.


28th June 2006
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Passing Loco sheds (home of LCR) for last time.

28th June 2006
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Track showing the steel sleepers in the track.


28th June 2006
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Redhen reflection in Tantanoola station window.


28th June 2006
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424 at Tantanoola its 2nd trip in 3 years.

28th June 2006
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334 at Tantanoola on Goods siding.


28th June 2006
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Waiting for passengers to return
from the Tantanoola Tiger Hotel.

28th June 2006
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Still waiting for passengers to return
from the Tantanoola Tiger Hotel.


28th June 2006
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424 waiting for passengers to return to Mount.

28th June 2006
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Tantanoola Goods shed platform.


28th June 2006
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Near ready to leave Tanty for Mt Gambier.

28th June 2006
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The many passengers enjoying the last trip. 
Here we nearly back into Mount Gambier.


28th June 2006
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A view from rear car sunset near Mt Gambier.

28th June 2006
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Over the switches of the Millicent - Adelaide
track to right from rear car.


28th June 2006
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Old White Avenue Junction Cabin, from rear car
Only has the old signal/switch frame left in it.

28th June 2006
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Now over White Avenue crossing near
old Panelboard (right) viewed from rear car.


28th June 2006
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Now heading into marshalling yard.
Viewed from rear car.

28th June 2006
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Going up No 1 road through new yard
Then onto the Mt Gambier station last time.


THE  END


THEN  DISASTER  IN  JUNE  2008.
THE  VANDALS  BREAK  INTO  ROUNDHOUSE
AND  TRASHED  EVERYTHING.



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THEN  IN  JUNE  2012  THE  VANDALS  BREAK  INTO  ROUNDHOUSE  AGAIN.
SMASHED  EVERY  WINDOW  ON  ALL  THE  SLEEPING  REDHENS.
Click  HERE to see still shots.


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