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Re: Lyon Street
Posted by tom barker on January 20, 2019, 3:55 pm, in reply to "Re: Lyon Street
I remember in the early 50s when trains came on the line parallel waggon way and the quay board school and made a diversion baring right into the pit yard at the end of railway terrace,What I also do remember was the waggons were loaded up with plates [steel]for leslies ship yard for ship building,the line carried on right into the yard for the big cranes to unloadinto the sheds.[I am pretty sure the steel came all the way by rail from CONSET steel works'.The line crossed over the road [Victoria rd]near the clock hotel.Down waggon way you will find another diversion that led in to palmers[near the old HUT.there is part of the line [about 3 meters]still showing gantry on the road which would go into the entrance of the present shipbuiders/ happy days tb
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