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Old 28-03-2016, 05:29 PM   #11
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I will follow Nev's advice and hold the camera in portrait, not landscape, mode next time.
I hope it doesn't stuff up the forum formatting. Looks ok on my android tablet but don't know what it looks like on a pc or an ipad or iPhone.
Forum settings allow up to 5000pixel upright to 1024 across....there shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 28-03-2016, 08:34 PM   #12
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Tungamah

Look hard...see Johnny?
Sitting on the step of the residential entrance to the pub - like father (in the ole days), like son.

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.... I think Willo frequents this place.....
Not really, been there about four times in forty years. Twice in the 70's and 80's on RoSTA or RTA business. In those days we were investigating an accident blackspot (ABS) in the town.

Apparently there were two fatalities (from memory) of cars hitting trains on the railway level crossing. Information available from Police and regional RTA people lacked some information. A talk with the engineer from Shire of Tungamah (a Jed Clampet look-a-like) revealed that on two different occasions some locals had left the pub with a skin full (probably a couple of the aforementioned wheat cockies) and driven straight into the side of a stationary train.

The train would shuffle slowly through the crossing whilst wheat grain was being loaded, the sides of the train truck were a matt black and almost invisible in the dark. We funded a couple of large spot lights / street lights to illuminate the train - problem solved.

Two more occasions in 2014 and 2015. The OzSTOC (Oz ST Owners Club) has an overnighter at the pub.

There was a good turnout in 2014:


Despite some pretty tasty entertainment (much better than the pub at South Grafton), the 2015 turnout was not as good:


The balding bloke putting something in the maroon top box was Darren (Hendo) Henderson. Hendo met his demise on the Murchison Spur a few months ago. That's four mates / colleagues in four years. Be careful out there boys and girls, please.
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Old 28-03-2016, 08:47 PM   #13
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Be careful out there boys and girls, please.
Yes indeed!

Also, I see the blue box in your pic. I first thought it was a bird cage but when I walked up I saw it was a 'free library'.
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Old 29-03-2016, 07:29 AM   #14
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The Yarrawonga silo is still operational. In 2009 the line was upgraded from broad guage to standard guage and the trains began running again, but the passenger service is still bus. There were 50,000 sleepers that had to be replaced and the old sleepers were strewn from one end to the other. After a few locals started selling them, the newspaper published a warning that anyone caught removing the old sleepers would be charged with theft. Didn't really stop it though, and most garden supply shops have the sleepers for sale at 14 bucks each. I got a dozen.

There are lots of pubs in Yarrawonga. This one looks good.
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Old 29-03-2016, 07:36 AM   #15
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Great story. Excellent work.
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