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Richmond Vale Railway

Postby boronia » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Sad to see on the news just now that the Richmond Vale Railway Museum has suffered extensive damage in the current bushfires in the area.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:29 pm

There's photos in the tweet below from the Richmond Vale Railway Museum from the Herald's Brodie Owen. Normally I'd post the full photos here but there too big & I'm not really in the mood to go downsizing them now but it's in the posted tweet below anyway.

https://twitter.com/Brodie_Owen/status/ ... 5286510592

Devastating News of course :(
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby Ben_Daui » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:44 pm

It's a shame to see heritage rolling stock be destroyed by fire.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby Swift » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:47 pm

A guy set fire to a car which lead to this devastating loss. I can't imagine the pain going through the members. A shame I had to learn of this museum's existence this way.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 pm

Swift wrote:A guy set fire to a car which lead to this devastating loss. I can't imagine the pain going through the members. A shame I had to learn of this museum's existence this way.


Knowing our justice system the person(s) responsible for this will only be giving the ol slap on the wrist & told to be free or only put on a good behaviour bond. Even more devastating I've just picked up on the fact now it was vandals behind this :/

I hope their caught. This is something you can't bring back. I wonder how they'd like it if someone went through their own family history collection of items and destroyed it.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby 1whoknows » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:16 am

The Richmond vale museums own facebook site is saying it was an RFS back burn which went wrong due to a wind change.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby boronia » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:15 am

A "back burn" is usually an attempt to stop/contain an existing fire. in this case the original outbreak may still have spread to the site.
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby Swift » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:18 pm

Bloody frustrating, whoever is responsible, but you do hope it isn't the deliberate act of vandals!
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Re: Richmond Vale Railway

Postby captainch » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:22 pm

when I lived at pelaw main just before every school holidays a scrub fire would start & the local council would never clear the land close to that museun & they owned it!the homes on the edge of town have nearlly gone up many times the people get caught get a slap on the wrist their parents house should be sold to pay for the damage caused the ferrals who live there wouldn't work even with free oxygen 3 gererations have never worked a day in their lives & they will tell you the govt OWES them a living! :twisted: :evil: :roll: :shock: what with zig zag/ richmond rail /canberra being sold there will be NO railway museums left!
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