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Discussion in 'Australia' started by UncleGra, May 23, 2009.
Close...Dalgety campground dunny....Riverina Offroad Adventure Riders....
For a minute I thought I had been there...Davies Duplex...:eek1
Talkin bout diversions...This one is for Mr Canary..aka VTwin...remember what I was telling you about at Numeralla Pete..?
Any rail buffs out there? This is an interesting one, only example of its type in Australia
Here I am standing on a rail track,obviously
but if I turn to my right, I see this!
Where am I and what is its name?
Bethungra?? Funicular railway??
Nice work Clancy!
Yes , Bethungra indeed! I dont know what that word means that you used, I know it as the 360 degree spiral rail loop
Thers an absolute magic camping ground out at the Bethungra Dam, about 5 k out of town, spent a few very quiet, peaceful COLD nights there!
Funicular? Means it's spiral - like a funnel. I only knew where it was because we stopped there on the way to the NSW sidecar rally last year.
, not the only one in this country . Google - Border Loop .
The border loop spiral railway is on the main North line from Sydney to Brisbane and is visible from Lyons rd , just South of the Qld border .
Bring back the guards van....ffs...I've never recovered......and I want my Hornby Dublo's back too...
Not gonna argue with a railway man Al!
Just what I read somewhere?
When we gonna see you again down south, Cold Flame?
A funicular, also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope; the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalance each other.
There is (or was) one at Katoomba.
I saw a docu on that system Dave.
Where was it ?
Somewhere in South America, in an old part of Rio perhaps ?
It's also the sound it makes on the rails...funicular...funiculee
They're all over the place. Hong Kong, Penang, Los Angeles, etc.
"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza in 1880. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius.
Is this the pic? ............................
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Top effort Unc. Heaps better than my first one. It gets better with time, I promise