Metal Detecting Abandoned Railway Junction: Garrett ATPro: Garrett GTI-2500.

We visit the site of an abandoned junction station (1901-1926) where the 3’6″ Government line interchanged with an extensive 2’0″ narrow gauge network which serviced tin mines and smelters in rugged mountainous countryside. No spectacular finds, but we though you may enjoy a little of the history and our day out in glorious North Queensland Autumn weather! For you rail buffs, on the way home we have a look at a timber trestle bridge built in 1893 and still in use! Thanks for watching and please take the time to visit our blog www.nqexplorers.com

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58 thoughts on “Metal Detecting Abandoned Railway Junction: Garrett ATPro: Garrett GTI-2500.

  1. Nice program NQ…ya know you have one of the best metal detecting channels I’ve seen…good narration, steady camera work and interesting, well-researched sites. Enjoyable, informative and entertaing…good stuff!

  2. Thanks for watching and commenting Juka101, hey, I hadn’t noticed that! I will have another look, quite possibly you are right, definitely some sort of cast iron decorative pieces, perhaps a railway pump car as you suggest! GL and HH mate!

  3. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching and commenting Juka101, hey, I hadn’t noticed that! I will have another look, quite possibly you are right, definitely some sort of cast iron decorative pieces, perhaps a railway pump car as you suggest! GL and HH mate!

  4. I could be wrong but at frame 6:08, the object in question looks like 2 people operating a old
    rail car. I think thats what it’s called. One person could operate the ” Pump Handle” but it was
    much easier when 2 people worked together. What the ornamate came off of though is another question.

  5. [..YouTube..] I could be wrong but at frame 6:08, the object in question looks like 2 people operating a old
    rail car. I think thats what it’s called. One person could operate the ” Pump Handle” but it was
    much easier when 2 people worked together. What the ornamate came off of though is another question.

  6. Thanks for watching OregonPepper, and taking the time to comment mate, much appreciated – best of luck and Happy Hunting!

  7. Rob, thanks for watching mate, l fully agree that so much of the hobby is the thrill of actually discovering what it is that you have just unearthed! Nice if that padlock had been complete – I had never found or heard of a “push key” padlock, but now I have half of one LOL. Thanks for you comments mate, much appreciated – GL and HH!

  8. [..YouTube..] Rob, thanks for watching mate, l fully agree that so much of the hobby is the thrill of actually discovering what it is that you have just unearthed! Nice if that padlock had been complete – I had never found or heard of a “push key” padlock, but now I have half of one LOL. Thanks for you comments mate, much appreciated – GL and HH!

  9. Thanks for watching and commenting John, the old bridge was a case of ‘watch your step’ LOL – the area is only 2 hours drive from home, so easily done on a day trip, as are many of the old abandoned sites (mostly related to mining in the 1800s – early 1900s). So there are a lot of camps and sites still awaiting discovery – back to the research! GL and HH mate!

  10. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching and commenting John, the old bridge was a case of ‘watch your step’ LOL – the area is only 2 hours drive from home, so easily done on a day trip, as are many of the old abandoned sites (mostly related to mining in the 1800s – early 1900s). So there are a lot of camps and sites still awaiting discovery – back to the research! GL and HH mate!

  11. Thanks for watching Willo, I agree that area of Queensland is a stunning landscape and well worth the visit – and for the detectorist – there are dozens of old camps and town sites, many of which have seen very little metal detecting! HH mate!

  12. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Willo, I agree that area of Queensland is a stunning landscape and well worth the visit – and for the detectorist – there are dozens of old camps and town sites, many of which have seen very little metal detecting! HH mate!

  13. Like most detectorists, I also find the old metal objects that are not readily identifiable fascinating. It’s always satisfying when you crack the mystery. So, that lock is exactly what I mean. At first, I thought öld lock eh?”and then you showed us the pic. Great find and great video.

    Rob.

  14. [..YouTube..] Like most detectorists, I also find the old metal objects that are not readily identifiable fascinating. It’s always satisfying when you crack the mystery. So, that lock is exactly what I mean. At first, I thought öld lock eh?”and then you showed us the pic. Great find and great video.

    Rob.

  15. That old railway bridge looked scary, one trip and down you go. Again, another very interesting video Warren. Were you far from home?. Thanks for taking the time to show us matey!!.
    John.

  16. [..YouTube..] That old railway bridge looked scary, one trip and down you go. Again, another very interesting video Warren. Were you far from home?. Thanks for taking the time to show us matey!!.
    John.

  17. NQ I really enjoyed this video – that champion padlock would be a fabulous relic if only intact – never seen one like it. My father in law who appeared in my tennis court video took me to Chilligoe – what an interesting area! Thanks for uploading it mate. GL and HH!

  18. [..YouTube..] NQ I really enjoyed this video – that champion padlock would be a fabulous relic if only intact – never seen one like it. My father in law who appeared in my tennis court video took me to Chilligoe – what an interesting area! Thanks for uploading it mate. GL and HH!

  19. Thanks for commenting Jimmy, I have not seen a push-key padlock until I found that one, so look forward to seeing yours in your video mate – go hard, go often HH!

  20. [..YouTube..] Thanks for commenting Jimmy, I have not seen a push-key padlock until I found that one, so look forward to seeing yours in your video mate – go hard, go often HH!

  21. Thanks for your great comment Rich, that old rail line, has been threatened with closure since the day it was built LOL. But incredibly, over 100 years later, the Government is still paying the astronomical cost of maintaining several dozen timber trestles (plus some much larger steel bridges) against intense heat and voracious termites – all for a single rail motor journey a week. But to people such as you and I, of course, worth every cent LOL. Happy trainspotting mate! Warren.

  22. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your great comment Rich, that old rail line, has been threatened with closure since the day it was built LOL. But incredibly, over 100 years later, the Government is still paying the astronomical cost of maintaining several dozen timber trestles (plus some much larger steel bridges) against intense heat and voracious termites – all for a single rail motor journey a week. But to people such as you and I, of course, worth every cent LOL. Happy trainspotting mate! Warren.

  23. Thanks for commenting GemQ, grass is long and will be all year probably, but it is seeing videos like yours unearthing that lovely Sydney Half Sovereign that provides us with the motivation to keep going back to the old sites and ghost towns! HH mate!

  24. [..YouTube..] Thanks for commenting GemQ, grass is long and will be all year probably, but it is seeing videos like yours unearthing that lovely Sydney Half Sovereign that provides us with the motivation to keep going back to the old sites and ghost towns! HH mate!

  25. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Mr T, you make a good point – knowing that this site has seen a few coils swung over it – it is amazing a target as large as that lock has been missed – which encourages you to think there is always something to be had if you put in the time and have the patience! Best wishes mate and HH!

  26. [..YouTube..] Mars, sorry we omitted the fishing – will try and incorporate some in a future vid LOL. Mate, it is comments of the quality of yours that encourage us to go detecting and put the movies together – so a big thank you from both of us for taking the time to respond to our video – best wishes and Happy Hunting. Warren & Colleen

  27. [..YouTube..] Thanks DiggingDeep South – the padlock was almost the find of the day LOL, amazing how a big target had been missed in a placed that had seen a few coils swung over it – just goes to show! HH mate!

  28. [..YouTube..] Even in Winter, it’s not really cold? I notice leaves on the trees. So no Fall? The brass lock you show is beautiful. Lovely site. What a nice place to have your lunch & dinner.