Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Big Thing

Here's the big thing for this trip ... the Big Ned Kelly at Glenrowan.

A new Royal Hotel is coming up tomorrow which is my big thing.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Albury Railway Station

Today is Australia Day so let's celebrate with some of our historic railway silliness.

Here is the very impressive Albury Railway Station.  It gets even more impressive at the platform which is really really long ... the longest in New South Wales.

Albury is on the border of New South Wales and Victoria.  Victoria had broad gauge lines and New South Wales standard gauge so at this point all the people and cargo had to be transferred between trains.  This went on until 1962 when the standard gauge line was extended to Melbourne.

It was also a major transport hub for troop movements during World War II.  My Dad's war diaries often refer to transfers at Albury.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Railway Stations

I have a love affair with railway stations and the romance of railways.  Here is the historic railway station at Gundagai.  It is just so typical of the timber railway stations dotted throughout rural New South Wales ... tomorrow something altogether different in railway stations.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Green on green

Posted for no reason other than I liked it.  I am always rather thankful for the lovely old trees (usually exotic varieties) found in caravan parks ... someone a long time ago thought to plant them.  It was hot, shade and soft green grass were welcome.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Bridge

Here's the new bridge.  Just as long and impressive.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Timber bridges

Gundagai has these wonderful old timber bridges stretching across the river flats - one a road bridge and other a railway bridge. The caravan park is nestled between them.

You can see the bridges in the image below, taken from the local lookout. The road bridge was part of the Hume Highway until 1976 when it was replaced by the first Sheahan Bridge ... I will show you that tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From the kitchen window

I think of caravanning as a great way to get different views from the kitchen window.  Our first night at Gundagai gave us a perfect view of the Murrumbidgee River ... I love to camp by a river. More on that timber bridge tomorrow.