Historical Notes

The documents on this page provide historical information relating to the construction and operation of railway lines in NSW.

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Historical Notes on the Main Northern Railway Strathfield to Wallangarra - 1975 - Part 1 Historical Notes on the Main Northern Railway Strathfield to Wallangarra - 1975 - Part 1 - (Strathfield to Newcastle) - This document was published by the Archives Section of the NSWGR, from records held in the Archives. It contains information on the construction and upgrading of Main Northern Railway, including the opening and closing dates of station, sidings, sections, etc. - ©RailCorp 1975 20.91 MB 1295x
Historical Notes on the Main Northern Railway Strathfield to Wallangarra - 1975 - Part 2 Historical Notes on the Main Northern Railway Strathfield to Wallangarra - 1975 - Part 2 - (Newcastle to Wallangarra) - This document was published by the Archives Section of the NSWGR, from records held in the Archives. It contains information on the construction and upgrading of Main Northern Railway, including the opening and closing dates of station, sidings, sections, etc. - ©RailCorp 1975 31.94 MB 1190x
Historical Notes on the Northern Branch Lines - 1975 - Part 1 Historical Notes on the Northern Branch Lines - 1975 - Part 1 - This document was published by the Archives Section of the NSWGR, from records held in the Archives. It contains information on the construction and upgrading of Branch lines (such as Murwillumbah, Sandgate Cemetry, Bogabilla, Ballina, etc) connecting to the Main Northern Railway. It includes the opening and closing dates of stations, sidings, sections, timetables, gradient charts, etc. (Note: due to the document size, it has been split into two parts, this part has pages 1 - 325) - ©RailCorp 1975 43.76 MB 1164x
Historical Notes on the Northern Branch Lines - 1975 - Part 2 Historical Notes on the Northern Branch Lines - 1975 - Part 2 - This document was published by the Archives Section of the NSWGR, from records held in the Archives. It contains information on the construction and upgrading of Branch lines (such as Murwillumbah, Sandgate Cemetry, Bogabilla, Ballina, etc) connecting to the Main Northern Railway. It includes the opening and closing dates of stations, sidings, sections, timetables, gradient charts, etc. (Note: due to the document size, it has been split into two parts, this part has pages 326 - 645) - ©RailCorp 1975 47.17 MB 1475x
The Introduction of Railways in Australia The Introduction of Railways in Australia - This document provides a brief history of the introduction of Railways into each of the Australian States and New Zealand. - ©Unknown 1.32 MB 961x
Historical Notes on the Beginnings of Australian Railways Historical Notes on the Beginnings of Australian Railways - This document was produced bt the Public Transport Commission (PTC) and provides a brief history of the introduction of Railways into each of the Australian States and New Zealand. - ©RailCorp circa 1977 2.46 MB 922x