Shops and services Jargon-free PC Help Quality tech products Bike gear Books, games, DVDs Photography tips and tricks My Most Popular Blogs Photography tips and tricks Alfa Romeo Tipo 116 My Opinion Business, Opinion and Nonsense Airliners Business blogging My Opinion More Business blogging Myths and legends Photography Photography tips and tricks History Sydney history Bikes and bike racing Bike racing Bike racing for beginners Bike racing 101 Doper's guide to bike racing Cars - and Alfa Romeos Alfa Romeo Tipo 116 GTVeloce Style
Monday, July 21, 2008
Steam at Clarence Station, Zig Zag
It's a bit out of Sydney but hey, this is part of Sydney's history too. There was a zig-zag section on both sides of the Blue Mountains in the 19th Century. Whilst this was slow - it required engines to stop, decouple and 'run around' to drive the train up or down the next section, it was cheaper and easier to build at the time.
There was also a zig-zag railway at Thornleigh in Sydney that went from the station area down to a mine.