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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 31 January 21 02:31 GMT (UK) »
Yes, as can be found on your linked post
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=843619
both Thomas LADNER (1868-1937) and his father Edward James LADNER (c1840-1896) both worked on the Victorian railways in various locations.

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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 31 January 21 02:58 GMT (UK) »
R A LESLIE, photograher was advertising his new studio in Narracoorte in March 1891. Narracoorte is not really near Ballarat, and Horsham is somewhat in the middle of the two. (Though some of his photos which won awards were of different areas around Victoria.)

He travelled for work extensively, going to Coraki (northern NSW) in 1893, and is described as "of Silverton" (western NSW) in 1893. After 1895 he was in Seymour and Broadford, Yea, and other locations around Victoria.

Intriguing item here in 1901 in the Alexandra Shire Council minutes:
" R. A. Leslie, photographer, asking for particulars regarding photographs suggested for railway carriages."
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57646307

Modified to add:
If you search trove for "R A Leslie" and limit to "Illustration type - photo" (on the RHS of the screen), there are a number of his photographs, including some of trains.
https://trove.nla.gov.au




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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 31 January 21 03:14 GMT (UK) »
I have been looking at the water tower behind the engine and trying to place it.
This one has similarities.
It is at Branxholme in the Western District of Victoria.
What do others think?
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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 31 January 21 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Australia is a distinct possibility. It occurred to me that the loco had several British features - Ramsbottom safety valves for instance - so could it have been built here for the Americans? Unlikely, as they had their own builders.
The 'key' that is being handed to the driver could be a single line working token. Looks about the right size.
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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 31 January 21 23:34 GMT (UK) »
I have been looking at the water tower behind the engine and trying to place it.
This one has similarities.
It is at Branxholme in the Western District of Victoria.
What do others think?

Looks like a good match Sue.  :) Not sure how "standard" water towers were?

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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #14 on: Monday 01 February 21 21:28 GMT (UK) »
Ah, well.  I'm no expert there but interesting thoughts anyway.

Winona has not commented on this or the other thread about LADNER family so will press pause for now. ;D

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Re: Ladners in Horsham around 1900 - railway connection
« Reply #15 on: Monday 08 February 21 02:48 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone.  Thank you all for your thoughts and comments, they have been very helpful. The dates seem to fit in with a few family members' thoughts.
 Sorry for the delay in answering, but these last 10 days have been very hectic with tradies coming and going plus a few other things happening that have taken up a lot of time.  Winona