NSW Rail Heritage Programme

A fascinating collection of on-line and physical resources relating to NSW Rail Heritage has been assembled by NSW Railcorp’s Office of Rail Heritage …

“The movement to save and conserve historical elements of our State railways began in the 1950s, as the steam engine was just starting to fade from prominence – replaced by the new and sleek diesel and electric trains. Pioneering organisations such as the Australian Railway Historical Society, and later the NSW Rail Transport Museum, took up the challenge of documenting and conserving this way of life. These groups strived to save and document theses elements of the past: the iconic locomotives, the historic station buildings, signal boxes, the photos, the records – now collectively known as ‘rail heritage’ …. more  “

See also the Historic NSW Railway Stations site

 

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