One of the rarest of sightings - a Tasrail train!On this trip I discovered that the restaurant in the RSL at Latrobe had been taken over and was getting good reviews.So I decided to find out for myself.It was pretty good.I had the crumbed scallops with a cider.Must have had a little too much.
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Friday afternoon I took a little drive to Ulverstone to pick up some pickled onions.I like the chilli ones.Just off the highway.
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Coming back I went the back way to Latrobe from Devonport to pick up some cherries from Spreyton as later on I was picking up mrsdrron.However I had to stop for a Tassie train!
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After I picked up mrsdrron I took her to the RSL-Belly's Bar and grill.She had the scallops and I the flathead with sweet potato chips.
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She agreed the food was good in taste and value and the service excellent.
Though this was taken not far from Spreyton and it is probably the stretch of line you are most likely to see a Tasrail train.One of the rarest of sightings - a Tasrail train!
You criss/cross the railway around Launceston, going towards the airport or out towards Deloraine, but on all my visits have never seen a train on the move. As a boy we lived for a short while at Moonah, with the railway line behind that seemed quite busy. But I hear that rail use had been in decline in Tas for many years.Though this was taken not far from Spreyton and it is probably the stretch of line you are most likely to see a Tasrail train.
All the goods trains taking stuff from north to south and vice versa will pass through here.
As well there are regular trains from the cement factory at Railton to Devonport where it is loaded on to a ship to take it to Victoria.
Railton cement works is also supplied by a coal train from Fingal 4 days a week.
So where to see a tasrail train.
And from a fellow who seems not able to get enough of the Fingal coal train.
And even on Youtube.
Found a couple of photos from our visit to the pub at Thargomindah. Think it may be new owners now-Facebook page says "home of Surly Shirley"The view cleared as we came into BNE.
Then reunited with mrsdrron and a drive home.
So there ends this TR.In 2 days we are setting off on a vacation.Driving to the south west-Thargomindah and Quilpie.
Was going to show AP a finger and venture across the border to Lightning Ridge but mrsdrron did a bit of rearch and the best motels are closed.Reviews for the others noted regular thefts from rooms and cars being broken into at night.So decided to stay in QLD.