COVID Update from ARHSnsw Board

I am sure that all of you are experiencing some level of inconvenience or hardship in the current situation and hope that you have all that you need and above all, are enjoying good health and safety. I firstly want to assure everyone that the Board and Management of ARHSnsw

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COVID UPDATE

Due to recent COVID-19 government requirements, our bookshops and office will now be closed until further notice and Government advice. During this time, you can still order through our website and communicate through email at mail@arhsnsw.com.au. If you are waiting on orders to be sent, these will be attended to once we

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New Opening Hours

The Railway Bookshop at 5 Henderson Rd is now open 7 days a week (7am to 3pm) along with the newly opened Terracotta Cafe! See you there!

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New Home for the Australian Railway Historical Society NSW

This article and photo were published on mgnsw.org.au on 24 July 2020. Fronted by a two storey larger-than-life wall mural, the new home of the Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS NSW) in Alexandria, Sydney can’t be missed. Situated within a 10 minute walk from Redfern Train Station and just across the road

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Goulburn by Col Gilbertson

Historic Overview As one drives into Goulburn, the roadside signs proudly proclaim it to be Australia’s first inland city, rivalling Bathurst which is the oldest inland settlement in Australia. In many respects the two cities share many similarities: • both are located approximately 200 kms from Sydney and are the

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Albany revisited and other travels! by Phil Melling

Living in Geraldton, Western Australia means normally having to drive long distances to see our various family members. On Sunday 11 August I embarked on a journey to Cuballing in the Upper Great Southern and also a planned visit to Albany on Western Australia’s South coast. The return journey was

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Light rail returns to Sydney’s centre by Bruce Belbin

It had been a long time – 61 years and 22 days – since a member of the public could travel down George Street, Sydney, past Wynyard, the GPO, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and the Town Hall, in a light rail vehicle (aka a tram). However, on Saturday 14

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NES equipment to NSWGR and DRTT Staff

During the Second World War, a government body was established to act as an air raid and civil defence service on the home front known as the National Emergency Service (N.E.S.). From 1939 onwards, civilians were encouraged to join up, with an emphasis on railway and civic employees. The standard

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**FLASHBACK FRIDAY**

75 years ago last week, 3804 was sent on a trial run to Brisbane and return to investigate the feasibility of the use of C38 Class locomotives in “materially reducing the present running times between Sydney and Brisbane”. The then five-month old locomotive operated military special No. N33 to South

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