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Movin ya ol bags around... 15 Apr 2013 18:16 #113619

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Here ya go..
Heres a bag truck or bag trolley...
How many different sorts did they have?
I guess there was a special design for the various commodities?


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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 16 Apr 2013 08:21 #113620

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Worried there for a moment,thought I might have seen a photo of 1st. wifes car

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 18 Apr 2013 14:47 #113621

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Mine just has to be a family heirloom: authentic Victorian Railways, passed by my grandfather (a VR stationmaster) via my mother.
Or, it is part of a lot of VR scrap which I bought from Spotswood reclamation depot in the early 1970s.
It is quite heavy.

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 18 Apr 2013 19:35 #113622

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I bought a Holden Cruze ::) ::)

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 18 Apr 2013 20:29 #113623

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Geoffb, I hope your good lady is'nt reading over your shoulder or you'll have no leave passes for a long time joe. Talk about putting your neck out. Cya on the highway mate. Cheers Tim ;) ;D :o ::)
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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 21 Apr 2013 12:45 #113624

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Here are two on the hard drive already. These are the larger four-wheel platform trolleys. A single one would be moved by hand. At larger stations, they could be linked (the handle of one into a bracket on the rear of another), and towed with a small tractor.

691201M Parkes Mail Silver City Comet trolleys. R Smith

740415M Horsham platform trolley. S McLean

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 21 Apr 2013 14:23 #113625

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We had one of those ex railway 4 wheelers at the workshop during my apprenticeship......used for hauling engines around the shed ..... mainly Cummins AND Detroits.....no discrimination in our workshop ;) ;) ::) :P ;D
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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 21 Apr 2013 22:58 #113626

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I have 2 of the 4 wheelers and one bag trolley in the shed. One of the 4 wheelers has the solid rubber tyres and the other has the cast wheels with VR as the spokes. Unfortunately it has one mismatched wheel. Both are currently in use holding stuff off the floor. The longer term plan is to mount a stationary engine on the later one. If I can get the matching wheel for the older one it will be cleaned up for use as a table for drinks etc once the new shed is built
Hiding in the shed covered in grease and muck - want a coffee?

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 22 Apr 2013 12:03 #113627

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Here are two which is on the hard drive already: a hand cart at Battambang station, Cambodia, on Wed.25.12.03; and a similar one at Pursong on Tues.24.12.03. (Roderick Smith)

I do have other styles and places, but they have to be found and scanned.

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Re: Movin ya ol bags around... 24 Apr 2013 09:13 #113628

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The thread started with a request to list variant styles.
We began with the classic two-wheel trolley. They were tricky to load: hold them too vertical and they would jam to a halt, or the load would fall off; hold them too low and too much weight was on the hands of the person doing the wheeling. The type survives today with metal frames, and belts to hold the load onto the frame. There is also the rotating triple-wheel stair-climbing variant.

The others which I have shown were the wooden trays built like a billy cart: fixed rear axle and steerable front axle. They could be propelled by hand, or linked together via the towing handle and hauled by a small tractor. Sydney Central was famous for having rakes of 15-20 towed through the crowd on the concourse. Melbourne Spencer St's 1962 rebuilding separated the trolleys from people.

A variant from my next selection is similar, but the trolley sits high on much bigger wheels. That was common in USA: low-level platforms serving normal-floor vans. South Australia had a lot of USA influence, also had low-level platforms at a lot of places, and also the high trolleys.

Stations also had wooden wheelbarrows: not hopper like a garden one, but a wooden-tray top, with a restraining riser at the front. They were very easy to tip over sideways if stowed thoughtlessly.

Today's pair show another NSW variant. Two equal portions each side of a central pair of wheels, with stoppers at each end. They would rest at an angle (like a DC3 aeroplane), then be brought horizontal when wheeled. The one shown at Murwillumbah looked to be longer than the ones which I recall seeing in Sydney, and the deck was straight. My memory of the Sydney ones is that the deck kinked at the axle. They were used a lot for trundling water bottles to carriages. As with most of my photos for this thread, they are cropped from small portions of photos taken for other reasons, and the quality is lost.

700110Sa Murwillumbah NSW trolleys R Smith

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