3801 Limited - www.3801limited.com.au
3801 Limited is a non profit company based at Eveleigh with all Directors acting in an honorary capacity. All income goes toward maintaining steam locomotives 3801, SMR 18 vintage diesel locomotives 4401, 4908, 4918 and our extensive carriage fleet. 3801 Limited also operates 3830 on behalf of the Powerhouse Museum, 3112 owned by Mr Barry Tulloch, 4501 and 4833 owned by Goodwin Alco Proprietory Limited and 4486 owned by the Lachlan Alco Group.
Australian Model Railway Association - www.amransw.asn.au
The Australian Model Railway Association (AMRA) is an organisation of modellers who are interested in model railways of all scales and gauges, from the smallest to the largest (12" to the foot). Members come from all Australian states and some from overseas. The aims and objectives of the Association are to foster interest in the hobby and to assist all those interested.
AMRA is an Australia-wide Incorporated Association which promotes contact and friendship between members by the activities of its various State Branches and Sub-Branches. The AMRA NSW Branch, also incorporated, is best known for its annual Model Railway Exhibition each October but at its clubrooms in Mortdale, it also holds regular meetings with running nights, model building competitions, modelling clinics and more.
Other AMRA Branches are located in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT Division) - www.arhsact.org.au
The Australian Railway Historical Society (ACT Division) operates both heritage and modern mainline passenger train tours. As well as operating a museum, ticketing agency and tourist railway, the Society is involved in activities such as the restoration of rolling stock and the work of running the Society's other activities.
Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) - www.arhsnsw.com.au
The ARHS/nsw was formed in 1933 to enable people interested in the history and operations of railways and tramways in Australia to associate with others with similar interests, for their mutual benefit and enjoyment. The society holds monthly meetings in Sydney and Newcastle that feature a presentation on a topic of railway interest (visitors are welcome). Tours to places of railway interest, usually by special train, are also organised on a regular basis.
Today the Society publishes two monthly magazines Railway Digest reporting on the very latest in railway news and Australian Railway History the foremost record of Australian railway history. In addition it publishes historical railway books. The Sales Centre at Redfern has Australia's largest range of railway magazines, books and DVDs. The Railway Resource Centre has thousands of documents, books, periodicals and images that the Society has acquired over many years these are available at the Centre for viewing and sale.
Railway Digest - www.arhsnsw.com.au/rdigest.htm
Railway Digest brings you the very latest in railway news. Published every month since 1963, Railway Digest contains news, full-length articles on current topics, historical and operational information from all of Australia's railways. Railway Digest also publishes the work of Australia's leading rail photographers, giving you the best in editorial and pictorial content. Available by subscription, at leading newsagents and via the ARHS website, Railway Digest reaches over 13,000 readers each month.
Australian Railway History - www.arhsnsw.com.au/arh.htm
Australian Railway History - the Bulletin of the Australian Railway Historical Society is the foremost record of Australian railway history. In line with the Society's primary role to research and publish railway history, Australian Railway History contains only historical articles and complements the Society's current affairs magazine, Railway Digest. Available by subscription, at leading newsagents and via the ARHS website, Australian Railway History reaches over 4,000 readers each month.
Australian Rail Track Corporation - www.artc.com.au
On 1 July 1998, Australian Rail Track Corporation commenced operations following an inter-Governmental agreement reached in November 1997 between the Commonwealth and the States of NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The objective was to facilitate a commercially viable Australian rail industry by introducing new infrastructure and access arrangements. Through ARTC a "one stop" shop has been created for rail operators seeking access to the interstate standard gauge rail network between Brisbane and Perth.
Initially ARTC took over the Trans-continental line across the Nullarbor. The most recent major development in completing a national rail network took place on 5 September 2005 when ARTC entered into a 60 year agreement with the NSW Government to manage the interstate and Hunter Valley rail network in NSW.
$1.3 billion is being invested in NSW over the next five years, as part of a $1.8 billion investment in the national rail network to improve the competitiveness of rail as an efficient transport medium.
Bill Peach Journeys Railcruise - www.billpeachjourneys.com.au
Railcruising encompassing a superior style of seamless all-inclusive travel, onboard the restored historical train carriages of 3801 Limited. Carrying a maximum of only 44 guests, these four lovingly restored heritage carriages provide the unsurpassed comfort of being able to stretch your legs during the journey, enjoy a beverage in the lounge car, a quiet read in the library or a delicious meal in the dining car.
Railcruising is fully inclusive and combines a perfect blend of relaxed comfortable travel, combined with in-depth exploration of rural NSW, visiting places of special interest and staying in the best available country accommodation each evening.
Cooma Monaro Railway - www.cmrailway.org.au
Cooma Monaro Railway (CMR) is an established tourist railway based at the restored Cooma Railway Station in southern New South Wales. As the “Gateway to the Snowy Mountains”, Cooma was the destination for almost 100 years of rail services from Sydney, until the line from Queanbeyan to Cooma was closed in May 1989. For 10 years there were no trains to be seen in the Monaro area, until the CMR commenced operations in December 1998.
The CMR uses CPH Railmotors, the well known ’Tin Hares’ designed and built in Sydney in the 1920s, to run tourist trips every weekend some 20 kilometres back up the line towards Canberra.
The Cooma railway precinct has been recognized as one of the very best examples of a small rural railway depot. The precinct retains most of its original buildings, including the state's last locomotive straight shed. The CMR has installed a tourist walk with signs explaining the notable features of the yard.
Downer EDI Limited - www.downeredi.com.au
Downer EDI Limited (Downer EDI) is an Australian listed company, which provides comprehensive engineering and infrastructure management services to the public and private power, rail, road, telecommunications, mining and mineral processing sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
EDI Rail's business includes the design, manufacture, refurbishment, overhaul and maintenance of diesel electric locomotives, electric locomotives, electric and diesel multiple units, rail wagons, traction motors and rollingstock. Its key markets are in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Glenreagh Mountain Railway - www.gmr.org.au
Glenreagh Mountain Railway (GMR) operates on their own track - a section of the old Glenreagh to Dorrigo line using steam loco 1919 otherwise known as Betty, to pull restored and converted S Trucks for open air viewing as well as conventional carriages.
Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway - www.gchr.4t.com
The Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway is a non-profit organisation whose aim is the protection, preservation, promotion and restoration of the historic Goulburn to Crookwell branch line.
Great Southern Railway - www.trainways.com.au
Since 1 November 1997, Great Southern Railway have been operating the three rail tourism experiences of the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth), The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide).
Heritage Express - www.heritageexpress.com.au
Heritage Express is the registered trading name of the NSW Rail Transport Museum's train operations division.
The NSW Rail Transport Museum is a specialist provider of heritage train services and has provided rail tours for the enjoyment and education of the community since 1962.
The Museum plans, markets and operates a range of day and extended rail tours featuring vintage steam and diesel locomotives and classic passenger carriages. They currently maintain and operate a fleet of seven diesel locomotives, two steam locomotives and over 25 passenger carriages.
Heritage Express is a wholly owned, integral business unit of the NSW Rail Transport Museum.
Hunter Vallery Steamfest - www.steamfest.com.au
Australia's premier festival of steam.Throughout the weekend there are almost 50 train journeys scheduled to Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Paterson. Activities programmed include entertainment, street steam displays, wood chopping, rally ground activities, show 'n' shine, kids rides and amusements.
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park & Railway - www.statemine.org.au
The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park & Railway is hosting a celebration of the construction of the Great Western Railway across the Blue Mountains in 1869 and its impact on the development of Lithgow. This event will take place in conjunction with Ironfest 2005 - Internal Combustion.
New South Wales Rail Transport Museum - www.nswrtm.org
The Museum operates a range of day and extended rail tours featuring vintage steam and diesel locomotives and classic passenger carriages including the famous 'Southern Aurora'. They currently maintain and operate a fleet of seven diesel locomotives, two steam locomotives and over 25 passenger carriages.
Over 125 railway exhibits representing the development of the NSW railways from the late 1800s to present day. There is a covered exhibition area, with mock railway platforms that allow visitors to see inside carriages and engine cabs. Visit the Small Exhibits Museum, and see the Signalling Display (under construction) and Fettlers Gang Shed (under construction).
Pacific Coast Railway Society - www.arpg.asn.au/pcrs/
During the golden age of railways and Australia's federation, a plan was adopted to build a railway to link Brisbane and Sydney via Southport, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Lismore and Casino, then westwards to link with the existing Sydney to Brisbane via New England railway at Tenterfield.
Paterson Rail Motor Society - www.railmotorsociety.org.au
The Rail Motor Society is mainline heritage rail operator based at Paterson, New South Wales, Australia. The Society provides day, weekend and extended excursions with a focus on the group tour market. The Society also provides specialised rail tours for the railway enthusiast market. The CPH Class rail motors provide the ideal vehicle for the tourist and enthusiast market as their all-round vision enables passengers to enjoy a more panoramic view of the railway landscape than other forms of rail travel. The CPH Class is also the lightest rail vehicle in NSW that enables them to be used across all lines in the State..
Plasser Australia - www.plasser.com.au
Plasser Australia Pty Ltd is a member of the Plasser & Theurer group of companies, the world's leading supplier of track maintenance and construction equipment.
Founded in 1953, Plasser & Theurer is a private Austrian company specialising in the development and production of equipment for the maintenance and construction of railway track. To date, the group has supplied more than 11,000 machines to 94 different countries.
Plasser Australia commenced manufacture of track maintenance and construction machinery in Australia in 1970. In 1980, the company moved to its present location at St. Mary's on 2.5 hectares of land, with rail siding access to the New South Wales standard gauge rail system.
Powerhouse Museum - www.phm.gov.au
The Powerhouse Museum, Australia's largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration.
The Locomotive No 1 exhibition is a permanent feature of the Museum's entry gallery. This exhibition will be refurbished and re-opened in mid 2005 as a major aspect of the Museum's recognition of the 150th anniversary of railways in NSW and the central role played by Locomotive No 1.
The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society Co-Op LTD - www.slsls.asn.au
The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society has operated a miniature railway at West Ryde since its formation in 1948.
The Society prides itself in displaying highly detailed scale working live steam miniature locomotives, true to the prototype, many of which are representative of NSW types. An intensive train service operates on our 5 inch gauge railways on our running days with double and sometimes triple headed passenger trains with operations controlled from a 48 lever signal box.
The Regional Heritage Transport Association - Junee Inc. - www.rhta-junee.org.au
Construction of the Junee Roundhouse commenced in 1942 and was officially opened on Friday, 29 September 1947, although it had already been in service since January 1947. When built, the 100-foot turntable was the largest in the southern hemisphere, equalled only by Goulburn and now exceeded by a 105-foot turntable at Broadmeadow, Newcastle.
The Roundhouse is of brick construction and has 42 repair bays, a machine shop, and until the demise of steam in the early 1960's, had a large de-ashing pit. The Roundhouse Museum opened to the public in April 1994.
Tourist Railway Association Kurrajong - www.digitalgraphics.com.au/trak/
Tourist Railway Association Kurrajong (TRAK) was formed by a group of railway enthusiasts in 1999 with the goal of rebuilding the Kurrajong Line (1926 - 1952), initially from North Richmond to Kurrajong as a working steam railway to replicate an important facet of both Railway and also Hawkesbury history, In so doing recreate railway life and procedures of that era and also provide a tourist attraction and source of rail history in Sydney's west.
Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation - www.tidc.nsw.gov.au
Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (TIDC) is a State owned corporation, which has been established to develop major transport infrastructure projects for NSW.
TIDC's aim is to cost effectively deliver transport solutions that support the growth of NSW, enhance its natural and urban environments and incorporate the best standards and technology.
TIDC is currently working to deliver the Rail Clearways program and the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line.
Transport Signal & Communcation Museum, Kurrajong - tscm.rha-nsw.org.au
The prime aim of the museum is to collect and restore to working order, examples of various types of signalling equipment used by the NSW Railways. It is a hands on museum, which allows the visiting public to assist in operating the equipment on display.
United Goninan - www.unitedgoninan.com.au
United Goninan is Australia's largest provider of maintenance services to public and private railway operators, covering passenger cars, locomotives and freight vehicles.
United Goninan Limited is a member of the United Group of companies and is Australia's leading designer and manufacturer of railway rolling stock. The company has an annual turnover in excess of $400 million and employs 1850 people. United Goninan has 14 manufacturing, maintenance, refurbishment and design facilities in five states around Australia and an operation in Hong Kong.
The business philosophy of United Goninan is to draw on the world's best sources of technology and to internationally network its own designs, technology, products and services.
University of New England - www.une.edu.au/campus/confco/nrhc2005/
The Heritage Futures Research Centre of the University of New England is organising a major conference from 28-30 September 2005, about the past, present and future of Australian railways.
Zig Zag Railway - www.zigzagrailway.com.au
A major part of Australia's railway heritage, this engineering masterpiece of the 19th century was built between 1866/69 and acclaimed world wide as a major construction feat of its time. By 1907 railway traffic was so great that the Zig Zag formation could no longer cope, to be replaced by the construction of a ten tunnel deviation through the mountains.
The tunnels were completed in 1910, and the Great Zig Zag formation fell into disuse for the next 65 years. In 1975 the Great Lithgow Zig Zag once again reverberated to the sounds of Steam Trains due to the work of the volunteer members of the Zig Zag Railway Co-operative.
Come and see the Great Zig Zag Railway & Reserve. Located at Clarence in the Blue Mountains, just 10 minutes from Lithgow.