Explore Railway History

The ARHS Railway Resource Centre is managed by the ARHSnsw Division.

The Railway Resource Centre is at the heart of what the ARHSnsw is all about.  Staffed by volunteers, the Resource Centre is a treasure of original railway documents, engineering drawings, photographs, film, sound recordings, manuals, timetables and reports as well as a vast amount of material written about so many aspects of railways in Australia since the Society began in 1933.

The Resource Centre is open Tuesdays from 12pm-4pm and Saturdays 10am - 3pm.  Other times are by arrangement only.  If you are unable to visit us at Redfern, we can research on your behalf for a modest fee.  Access to the RRC is free for members; a $15 charge applies to non-members.

We are working to develop a dedicated site for the RRC where a large proportion of the material most useful to researchers, historians, modellers and enthusiasts will be available online, for the first time, at moderate cost.  Please check the site regularly for updates on the launch or become a member to receive regular updates.