Training Aids for NSW Railway Employees

The documents on this page provide training information issued to railway staff.

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Catechism on Shunter's Duties - 1948 Catechism on Shunter's Duties - 1948 - This document was published by the NSW Government Railways Institute, and was designed to help staff to understand the rules and regulations relating to shunter's duties. Employees were requested to carefully study the questions and answers, and frequently refresh their memories, so that they would be thoroughly conversant with the course of action necessary in carrying out their duties. - ©RailCorp 1948 6.51 MB 986x
Catechism on Signalman's Duties - 1937 Catechism on Signalman's Duties - 1937 - This document was published by the NSW Government Railways Institute, and was designed to help staff to understand the rules and regulations relating to signalman's duties. Employees were requested to carefully study the questions and answers, and frequently refresh their memories, so that they would be thoroughly conversant with the course of action necessary in carrying out their duties. - ©RailCorp 1937 8.74 MB 995x
Catechism for the Guidance of Engine Drivers, Firemen and Trainee Enginemen - Engine Management and Westinghouse Air Brake Catechism for the Guidance of Engine Drivers, Firemen and Trainee Enginemen - Engine Management and Westinghouse Air Brake - This book was provided to staff to assist them in preparing them for advancement within the NSWGR. - ©RailCorp 1962 14.86 MB 1188x
Safe Working Revisionary Course - Lecture Notes Safe Working Revisionary Course - Lecture Notes - This book provided lecture notes to the attendees of the Safe Working Revisionary Course. - ©RailCorp circa 1955 6.41 MB 1208x
Catechism on Station Management - 1959 Catechism on Station Management - 1959 - This publication was issued to railway staff to assist them in understanding the Rules and Regulations relating to Station Management when undertaking the Safe Railway Working Classes. - ©RailCorp 1959 6.05 MB 1035x
Catechism on Ticket Collection and Examination for Barrier Station Assistant - 1957 Catechism on Ticket Collection and Examination for Barrier Station Assistant - 1957 - This publication was issued to railway staff to assist them in understanding the Rules and Regulations relating to collection and examination of Tickects. - ©RailCorp 1957 3.65 MB 1105x
Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series A Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series A - Examination of Drivers, Firemen, and Acting Firemen as to their Knowledge of Rules and Regulations in Safe-working. - ©circa RailCorp 1957 1.58 MB 1044x
Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series B Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series B - Examination of Cleaners for the Position of Firemen. - ©circa RailCorp 1957 308.05 KB 1142x
Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series C Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series C - Examination of Firemen for the Position of Driver, and Quinquennial Examination of Drivers in Westinghouse Brake. - ©circa RailCorp 1957 736.63 KB 1021x
Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series D Loco Staff Examination Questions - Series D - Examination of Firemen for the Position of Driver, and Quinquennial Examination of Drivers in Locomotive management and Running. - ©circa RailCorp 1957 1.11 MB 1056x
Catechism for the Guidance of Cleaners in Qualifying for Firing Duties - 1949 Catechism for the Guidance of Cleaners in Qualifying for Firing Duties - 1949 - The questions and answeres contained herein are applicable to the duties of Firemen in locomotive operation and have been formulated for the guidance of Cleaners in qualifying by examination for:- a) Firing Duties, b) Movement of locomotives in depot yards, c) Promotion of Cleaners to position of Fireman. - ©RailCorp 1949 1.63 MB 1093x
Catechism for the Guidance of Electric Train Drivers - 1953 Catechism for the Guidance of Electric Train Drivers - 1953 - The questions and answeres contained in this book represent part of the Electric Train Drivers course of instrauction and are intended as a guide to be read in conjunction with the Working of Electric Trains Book, the Appendices and the Rules and Regulations. - ©RailCorp 1953 1.82 MB 1023x
Catechism for the Guidance of Locomotive Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners employed in the Metropolitan Division - 1947 Catechism for the Guidance of Locomotive Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners employed in the Metropolitan Division - 1947 - This catechism is issued for the guidance of Locomotive Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners (Acting Firemen), who in the course of their duties, are engaged on the working of trains in the Metropolitan and adjacent areas. The questions and answeres contained therein are to be read in conjunction with the Working of Electric Trains Book, the Appendices and the Rules and Regulations. - ©RailCorp 1947 2.68 MB 1074x
Description of Roads for Enginemen - Strathfield to Newcastle Description of Roads for Enginemen - Strathfield to Newcastle - This document was prepared for the NSW Railways Institute by officers of the Mechanical Branch, and was made available to train drivers with the object of assisting them to acquire knowledge of the roads (or learn the route) over which they are called upon to run. It has information about signals, sidings and suggestions as to when to apply steam or the brakes. Based on the description of the line this document was probably published in the early 1950s. - ©RailCorp circa 1955 1.62 MB 1581x
Description of Roads for Enginemen - Sydney to Lidcombe Description of Roads for Enginemen - Sydney to Lidcombe - This document was prepared for the NSW Railways Institute by officers of the Mechanical Branch, and was made available to train drivers with the object of assisting them to acquire knowledge of the roads (or learn the route) over which they are called upon to run. It has information about signals, sidings and suggestions as to when to apply steam or the brakes. Based on the description of the line this document was probably published in the early 1950s. - ©RailCorp circa 1955 1.01 MB 1180x
Description of Roads for Enginemen - Lidcombe to Goulburn Description of Roads for Enginemen - Lidcombe to Goulburn - This document was prepared for the NSW Railways Institute by officers of the Mechanical Branch, and was made available to train drivers with the object of assisting them to acquire knowledge of the roads (or learn the route) over which they are called upon to run. It has information about signals, sidings and suggestions as to when to apply steam or the brakes. Based on the description of the line this document was probably published in the early 1950s. - ©RailCorp circa 1955 1.28 MB 1234x
Telegraph and Telephone Instructions - 1965 Telegraph and Telephone Instructions - 1965 - This document was published by NSWGR and issued to all staff who dutiesd required them to be familiar with the operation and use of Telegraph and Telephone systems. - ©RailCorp 1965 36.39 MB 916x
Morse Telegraph Text Book - 1926 Morse Telegraph Text Book - 1926 - This document was published by the railways and was to ensure that telegraph operators knew how to operate the telegraph and also to become proficient in its use. - ©RailCorp 1926 7.2 MB 937x
The Westinghouse Automatic Brake - 1910 The Westinghouse Automatic Brake - 1910 - This document was published by Westinghouse Company and described the operation of the Westinghouse air brake. - ©Westinghouse 1910 2.11 MB 889x
Instructions to Gangers, Fettlers and Other Employess in Connection with the use of Tricycles and Trolleys and Advice of the running of Trains- 1945 Instructions to Gangers, Fettlers and Other Employess in Connection with the use of Tricycles and Trolleys and Advice of the running of Trains- 1945 - This document was published by the railways and described the operation of the Tricycles and Trolleys on the NSWGR. - ©RailCorp 1945 8.41 MB 925x
Special Instructions for the Guidance of Locomotive Engine-Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners. - 1940 Special Instructions for the Guidance of Locomotive Engine-Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners. - 1940 - This document was published by the railways and provided engine drivers, firemen and cleaners with valuable information in the persuit of their job. It included information on the care and maintenance, and operation of locomotives, air brakes, and staff related matters. - ©RailCorp 1940 42.24 MB 982x
Type AF Single Capapcity Freight Brake Equipment - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-17. - 1950 Type AF Single Capapcity Freight Brake Equipment - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-17. - 1950 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of type AF single capapcity freight brake equipment. - ©Westinghouse 1950 3.06 MB 928x
Special Instructions for the Guidance of Locomotive Engine-Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners - 1914 Special Instructions for the Guidance of Locomotive Engine-Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners - 1914 - This document was published by the railways and provided engine drivers, firemen and cleaners with valuable information in the persuit of their job. It included information on the care and maintenance, and operation of locomotives, air brakes, and staff related matters. - ©RailCorp 1914 9.06 MB 734x
Working of Electric Trains - Regulations for the Guidance of Employees working in the Electrified Areas - 1965 Working of Electric Trains - Regulations for the Guidance of Employees working in the Electrified Areas - 1965 - This document was published by the railways and provided staff working in electrified areas of the railways with valuable information. - ©RailCorp 1965 19.56 MB 682x
A-6-ET and A-7-EL Locomotive Brake Equipments - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-4. - 1964 A-6-ET and A-7-EL Locomotive Brake Equipments - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-4. - 1964 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of type A-6-ET and A-7-EL locomotive brake equipment. - ©Westinghouse 1964 3.98 MB 733x
Westinghouse Automatic Air Brake Equipments - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-1. - 1953 Westinghouse Automatic Air Brake Equipments - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-1. - 1953 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of the westinghouse automatic air brake equipment. - ©Westinghouse 1953 4.19 MB 660x
Safe Working Cathechism - For Guidance of Locomotive Enginemen - 1978 Safe Working Cathechism - For Guidance of Locomotive Enginemen - 1978 - This document was published by the Locomotive Operations Branch of the NSW Railways department and provided guidance for locomotive Drivers, Observers and Trainee Enginemen on the rules and instruction for operating and driving trains. It was to be read in conjunction with the Book of Rules and Regulations, General and Local Appendices. - ©Railcorp 1978 22.71 MB 654x
Safe Working Cathechism - For Guidance of Locomotive Enginemen - 1966 Safe Working Cathechism - For Guidance of Locomotive Enginemen - 1966 - This document was published by the Locomotive Operations Branch of the NSW Railways department and provided guidance for locomotive Drivers, Observers and Trainee Enginemen on the rules and instruction for operating and driving trains. It was to be read in conjunction with the Book of Rules and Regulations, General and Local Appendices. - ©Railcorp 1966 19.11 MB 665x
Air Conditioned - Locomotive Hauled Trains - Duties of Equipment Examiner travelling with Train. - 1962 Air Conditioned - Locomotive Hauled Trains - Duties of Equipment Examiner travelling with Train. - 1962 - This document was published by the NSW Railways department and provided guidance for equipment examiners travelling on locomotive hauled air conditioned trains. - ©Railcorp 1962 1.66 MB 535x
Westinghouse Cross Compound Steam Driven Air Compressors - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-2. - 1945 Westinghouse Cross Compound Steam Driven Air Compressors - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-2. - 1945 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of the westinghouse Cross Compound Steam Driven Air Compressors. - ©Westinghouse 1945 5.74 MB 550x
Westinghouse Automatic Brake - Instruction Book - 1940 Westinghouse Automatic Brake - Instruction Book - 1940 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of the westinghouse Automatic Brake, including information on air compressors, triple valves, brake cylinders and drivers valves. - ©Westinghouse 1940 4.14 MB 469x
Westinghouse - Operation and Maintenance of Type 3-CDC Air Compressor - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-53. - 1958 Westinghouse - Operation and Maintenance of Type 3-CDC Air Compressor - Instruction Pamphlet No. C-53. - 1958 - This document was published by the Westinghouse Brake Company and provided information on the operation of the westinghouse Type 3-CDC Air Compressor. - ©Westinghouse 1958 5.72 MB 387x
Catechism on Special Safe Working - 1917 Catechism on Special Safe Working - 1917 - This document was published by the NSWGR to indicate what must be done in cases of disablement of engine, or obstruction of the line or lines, on double and single lines worked by block telegraph, electric tablet or staff (including automatic staff), train staff and ticket (including line clear report), also track block and automatic system. - ©RailCorp 1917 24.93 MB 115x