Maintenance procedures in an urban environment

On 26 September 1855, the first railway in New South Wales was opened from Sydney to Parramatta. The 22.5 km of 1.435 mm gauge railway was promoted by a private company, but fell into financial difficulties and was taken over by the New South Wales Government to become the first Government owned railway in the British Commonwealth. Between 1854 and 1875, lines began to radiate from the major seaboard centres to tap the resources of the hinterland. The expansion was slow because the private companies which had initiated railway construction in Victoria and New South Wales soon found the task beyond their resources. So, despite lack of public finance, the several Colonial Governments either took over or initiated construction. To-day there is over 10,000 km of track in New South Wales, which represents 25% of the total track in Australia, and approximately 2 km per 1,000 of population. The metropolitan system based on the Sydney Suburban area is unique in a number of features which need to be recognised in the maintenance planning processes.

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  • Pagination: 8p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1980 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01711466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:25PM