**FLASHBACK FRIDAY**

On this day, 75 years ago… The opening of the Canteens at Chullora Workshops At their peak, the Chullora Workshops area employed thousands. During the war the workforce swelled as production switched to aircraft and military equipment. To feed the workforce every day, two large canteens were opened in March

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**FLASHBACK FRIDAYS**

For this flashback Friday we look back to March 1856. On the 27th of March 163 years ago the Father of the NSW railways, John Whitton was appointed the role of engineer-in-chief to lay out and superintend the construction of the railways here in NSW. He and his wife Elizabeth

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ARHSnsw at the University of Newcastle Library

2,060 negatives from the ARHSnsw, mostly from glass plates, have been scanned. The collection is called “ARHS Unidentified Collection” which means no tags or descriptions have been added. ARHS members can assist with the identification of these images! The collection features images from railways around Australia with the majority taken

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ARHSnsw Youth Committee

Earlier this year the ARHSnsw decided to introduce into the Society a Youth Committee.  The Youth Committee currently consists of 7 members who meet every 2 months.  At our last meeting it was decided to introduce ARHSnsw Talk Series, having guest speakers come in for a open interactive discussion and

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The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridges

In the latest Engineers Australia Heritage e-magazine this ARHSnsw publication received a wonderful review.  We thought it would be great to share this with you. Book Review: “The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridges” by Bill Phippen We announced the publication of this book in the previous issue of EHA Magazine. I

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Is this the end for the ARHSnsw?

In the 1930s, the Australian Railway Historical Society was formed for those with an interest in railways to share their interest, meet other people and exchange information.  It’s a cliché to say that the world was a very different place then, but true nevertheless.  In the realm of transport, steam

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INTERVIEW Bill Phippen

I read in the intro that the Hawkesbury railway bridges are wonders of engineering; can you tell more about it? The 1889 bridge was one of the largest in the world at the time, and did have the deepest foundations of any bridge in the world.  The fact that it

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WONDABYNE WONDERING

At the foot of the climb up to the Southern Portal of the Woy Woy Tunnel sits the tiny station of Wondabyne, The setting is idyllic, the upper reaches of Mullet Creek on the one side and rugged heavily timbered hills and gullies on the other, only broken by a

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