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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