Australian auction
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Author:  Bryan Blundell [ 04 Jul 2017, 19:39 ]
Post subject:  Australian auction

This auction notice appeared today.
Most of the rest of the items are coaching stock with a few wagons but there are 2 cranes listed.
No idea as to why this lot have come on the market. But wasn't there a dispute with the Australian Historical association? ... -and-accid ... ane-number

Full list. ... logue/2959

Author:  Mick House [ 05 Jul 2017, 06:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: Australian auction

If you go to Google Maps with this link:,+Kingston+ACT+2604,+Australia/@-35.3191587,149.1553077,68m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b164c5459e4640f:0x23846de91ad4d93d!8m2!3d-35.3179096!4d149.153976
you can scroll around the site and zoom in on the 35 TON RANSOME RAPIER, but I was unable to find the Grafton.

Author:  Chris Capewell [ 10 Jul 2017, 11:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Australian auction

The group indulged in some freight operations which come the financial downturn led to losses and a serious cash flow problem which was not fully explained to all concerned and when what was happening was realised by supervisors it was too late. I believe the winding up petition may be heard today.

There is an interesting blog here which hints at some very strange goings on:

The Grafton is a recent arrival there having been moved from Branxton in the last couple of years.

Author:  Bryan Blundell [ 17 Jul 2017, 16:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: Australian auction

Updated Auction list ... logue/2991

And the Ransomes Rapier Lot detail. Seems a bit newer than a 1915 build. ... -and-accid

Still no sign of the Grafton.

Author:  Chris Capewell [ 19 Jul 2017, 14:12 ]
Post subject:  Re: Australian auction

There were two such R&R BDCs; and they were that early; but have been dieselised.

1055 NSWGR S 35T 6-4W B7392/1914 } delivered with excavator for coaling
conv. to diesel ca.1973, in use DELEC 1998. To Canberra ca.2000.

1056 NSWGR S 35T 6-4W B7392/1914 } ditto
conv. to diesel ca.1973, in use to 1997, stored 2012 at Grafton.
It may be owned by Dorrigo.
Photos - `80 years of Enterprise', S.Lewis, publ. Cowell, p.52
Photo - R&R Archives HC427/7/15/9 vol.10 neg. 1385-86.

Pics are under Grafton Depot on ......... ... nesaus.htm

Here is the link to the full Canberra auction catalog; auction to be held August 3rd. ... logue/2991

RR crane is Lot #43, Grafton crane Lot #73

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