Thredbo to Charlotte Pass Chair

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  1. snowduck

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    Marked spot at CP is not accurate. The base chairlift station at CP was at the Cellblock. Assuming you intend to follow the exact lift route
     
  2. Diponza

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    The point you used for the Charlotte Pass departure platform is incorrect. To correct the alignment rotate the line to pass through the centre of the Arlberg Ski Club. The bottom station was located on the western side of the building that I understand is currently known as the Cellblock
     
  3. Bullwheel

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    Awesome, thanks guys! Should be able to walk the right line now - fingers crossed. :)

    Hope to come back with some photos soon!
     
  4. Boxen

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    Follow the cable! What you will discover between CP and the Top Station Restaurant is two rows of very thick lift cable. It starts up the hill a bit.
     
  5. Bullwheel

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    Finally did the hike!

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    More photos at http://imgur.com/a/aoet9 - enjoy!

    It was definitely a fascinating piece of history to see and the hike up to it from Charlotte Pass throws some amazing views your way. Recommend it!
     
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  6. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty
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    great pics.

    I was just looking back through this thread and many of the linked pictures no longer exist.

    Are any of the ruins visible on Google Earth or Google Maps?
     
  7. VSG

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    cheers VSG
     
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  10. Hanz Onyawaif

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    I have just uploaded some old home movie footage to YouTube that I'm pretty sure is someone riding the chairlift & another shot from below, Its very short but after looking at photos I'm pretty convinced. Please correct me if i'm wrong.



    please follow the above link.
     
  11. NewTurns

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    Great film. Nice red rucksack too.
     
  12. Loose Binding

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    Great film.

    I often wondered if there might be some film stock of the lift in operation.
     
  13. Hanz Onyawaif

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    Here is another shot of it in operation from a loading station.
     
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  14. person s

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    that big hair!
     
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    Love it! Thanks for sharing
     
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    Love the Austrian Wedeln ski style. Snake hips and legs glued together.. fantastic filming...
     
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  17. VSG

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  18. ausbob

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    Hi all,
    I was reading this post with great interest. My dad was one of the foremen to work on this lift, I went over to mum to see if I could get any photos for you and I managed to get some slides which I have converted to digital. I am not sure if they are of this particular chair because it looks like another chair in Thredbo but I thought I could post them if you are interested. I know he was involved with building the first chairlift in Thredbo and I remember a photo of my brother standing next to a cement block with dads name engraved in it some 20 years later (on a school trip)[​IMG]
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    I have more slides if people are interested, I'd love to know if you recognize these.
    Cheers
     
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  19. ausbob

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I thought I should post a photo of mum seeing as though she gave me the slides.
     
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  20. Fozzie Bear

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    Very much interested in more slides :thumbs:
     
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  21. Fozzie Bear

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    Last one back to front (mirror reversed)...... I think
     
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  22. ausbob

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    My dad performing barber duties.
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    Sorry if photos are reversed or flipped I really don't have a clue. I'm not sure if all the images are working let me know.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  23. ausbob

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I also apologize if I have put these photos in the wrong thread, I am happy to have them moved or put in a new thread if required.
     
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  24. climberman

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    @ausbob they are magic.
    Many thanks
     
  25. Whiteman

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    Fantastic shots. :thumbs:
     
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  26. Scoober

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    @ausbob great pics. Keep em rolling
     
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  27. ausbob

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    The bloke highest up is my uncle now living in Laggio Di Cadore (Italian Alps)

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    Cleaning snow off the towers 1960's style. Not much in the way of work place health and safety.
     
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  28. ausbob

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    That's pretty much it for the photo's I have. I will go back to mum and see if I can find some more slides/photos.
     
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  29. Legs Akimbo

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    Great shots.
     
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  30. Fozzie Bear

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    Photos need to be archived.... too many of the earlier thread photos are no longer linked :(

    Great work Ausbob
     
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  32. Hanz Onyawaif

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    Great shots! Just in time for Thredbo's 60th!
     
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  33. benchives

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    This was Thredbo yeh? I think I see the bluff in one of the pics
     
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  34. SAL

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    Celebrating 60 years of "stoke" (jeez, doesn't seem that long since the 50th); nice video featuring Frank Prihoda....

    Here
     
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  35. PiniPowPow

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    Thanks for sharing, great photos!
     
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  36. NewTurns

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    These photos are gold. Best new stuff on this seen for ages.
     
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  37. sly_karma

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    Loved the one of them lifting a bullwheel into place with just manila ropes and block & tackle. As for the OH&S stuff, merely wearing hard hat at all times is not progress.
     
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  38. Ramshead

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    Agree. What a find. MORE! But if you don't have any more, great stuff anyway. :emoji_clap:
     
  39. teletripper

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    Great photos / slides Ausbob. I have a suspicion that the chair construction ones are actually of the Mt Perisher Double chair, not the Stilwell chair from Charlotte Pass to Alpine Way, nor the Snowgums lift at Thredbo. There are some great photos of the Sundeck Hotel and the Man From Snowy River Hotel with apartment block behind in Perisher Valley looking across Perisher Creek, with no Ski tube building in the way. The one with your Mum is definitely at Charlotte Pass with the Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel and Stillwell lift building in the valley floor. Can't place the one with the low loader truck with Transfield cable drum on it just about to cross the bridge though??? Must be on the way up to Perisher somewhere. Some great historical images there though regardless. Should be proud of your Dad and uncles involvement in a great construction project that is still there and operating today.
    Thanks for sharing.:cheers:
     
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  40. ausbob

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    Thanks for the information, I had no idea with regards to any of the photos as I have only been to Thredbo once and that was about 20 years ago.
     
  41. ausbob

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    I managed to find a few more slides[​IMG]
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    I spoke to dad, he said these pylons were placed at the top of Charlotte Pass, I'm not sure if anyone can confirm this.
     
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    http://www.perisherhistoricalsociety.org.au/attachments/033_PHS Newsletter Issue 6 - Winter 2011.pdf
    As teletripper suggested the chair construction photos are of the Mt Perisher double. First started operations in 1961 and still going strong. Your Dad and his colleagues built it to last. There is a really good article in one of the Perisher Historical Society newsletters on the construction. The construction team were held in awe.
    http://www.perisherhistoricalsociety.org.au/attachments/033_PHS Newsletter Issue 6 - Winter 2011.pdf
     
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  43. ausbob

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    I read the newsletter, I suspect the Joe he was talking about was my dad (Giuseppe), so thanks for that link.

    "So twenty odd


    non-English speaking Italians

    led by broken English speaking

    Joe (I think) their foreman,

    knew exactly what they were

    about on arriving in Perisher

    in January 1961."
     
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    Centre photo is Perisher double. I've got some photos taken from higher up on Mt P by my grandfather on my laptop. Will upload when I've got a chance on the weekend.
     
  45. VSG

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    Fantastic Photos. Thanks.
     
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    Ok, found the photo taken by my grandfather.
     
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  48. ausbob

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    [​IMG] I found some more slides, these next two are blurry but I think they are of the Thredbo -Charlotte pass chair.
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  49. ausbob

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    I'll post some more through the day as I am at work. I think they are of the Thredbo chair but I am happy to be corrected.


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  50. ausbob

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    I figure I should put one with dad in it
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