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Roverdriver
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A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Roverdriver » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 am

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The Goldfields Pipeline in Western Australia carries drinking water a distance of 330 miles from a new dam to the gold mining areas of Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Coolgardie. It was completed in 1903. Without that water, it would not have been possible for those towns to develop and the quantities of gold to be mined.
It seems that by the later '20s maintenance was required so here is a TT carting a prtable electric welder to do the job.

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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:58 am

Great photos, along with the fact there is more then one.
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:25 pm

It is great to see the different applications that Model Ts fell into.
Thanks for these photos.
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Post by Kaiser » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:22 am

Great pics, LIKE! :D
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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by HPetrino » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:35 am

Great photos! Thanks for posting them. The fellows pictured look like they are the sort that work very hard and play even harder!


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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Burger in Spokane » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:43 am

Do you suppose Aussies talked funny back then too ?
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Duey_C » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:51 pm

Burger!... We're the ones that talk funny to these fellows. Shoot, I'm a Minnesotan. EVERYONE thinks we talk funny ya know...
Too bad we cannot hear the accents of all of us in our typed sentences.
Really neat photos Dane! I just blew a half hour looking and scrolling.
Welders: I find some close similarities in the radiators and perhaps the engines but the generators are a bit different.
Did the area find a different source of water?
Is the pipeline still being used by chance?
Back to the shop. :)
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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by modeltbarn » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm

I'm trying to view these and I'm being sent to a site called postimages.org.

Is this a problem with the originator's posting of the pictures, or a problem with the forum website?


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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by KLTagert » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:08 pm

Cool photos and information!


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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by jiminbartow » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:33 pm

I Don’t see their billy, but I’m sure it’s on the truck somewheres...Can’t work a day in the bush without a billy.


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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Allan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:10 pm

Burger, we don't talk funny. The root of the difference is you listen funny. When I tried to order a hamburger with the lot in Spokane, they told me I talked too fast to be understood. I told him he just didn't listen quickly enough!

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Re: A T at work welding the pipeline.

Post by Alan Long » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:07 pm

Yes, the pipeline is still operating. It is still basically the same as when it was built and in many sections still has the original
Pipe. It had a unique Ring Lock System. There are Pumping stations along the 600 Klm route which are now electric
driven not Steam. We live about 30 minutes from Mundaring Weir where it starts. On the drive to Kalgoorlie the pipeline
is visible for a lot of the time as it’s above ground,painted silver and Criss crosses the highway.
Chemicals are injected into the flowing water to
keep it bug free. If they could lower the water temperature a few degrees this wouldn’t be required. Some locations have
taps to access drinking water if stranded in the early days. Alan in Western Australia

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