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June 2017
Front Cover Railway Digest
Rail Industry
Railway people
– (Another) broken coupling on the main south
Rolling stock
– Hi-Rail Rail Grinders
– Rolling Stock Contracts and Deliveries

Preservation and Tourist
–The Return of the A2
– Lone Pine planted at LVR Anzac Day ceremony
– Orange celebrates rail's 140th anniversary
– Walhalla Goldfields Railway
– Shire of Merredin rejects tenders for rail museum development
– Sydney Trains scores in National Trust Heritage Awards

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Southern Downs Steam Railway C17 971 on a Warwick to Toowoomba special train to mark the 150th anniversary of rail to Toowoomba, heads north through Wyreema (junction of the line to Brookstead) on Saturday 29 April. John Scott


Taking Street Art to the Bush
Guido van Helten is one of Australia's most popular street artists, with a passion to capture people interacting with their local environment. He also combines human imagery with industrial spaces like silos, and in this case, railway wagons. Neville Pollard reports.

Impressions of Aubin Grove and the Opening Ceremony
Aubin Grove Station, located between the Cockburn Central and Kwinana Stations on the Mandurah Line (24.3 kilometres south of Perth) was opened on Sunday 23 April by the new Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan. RD's Perth correspondent, David Whiteford, was on hand to witness the event.

Gold Coast rail expansion on track for C'wealth Games
The Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast between 4 and 15 April 2018. As with all major sporting events the efficient transport of spectators, officials and participants is seen as essential. John Hoyle reports on the work currently underway on both heavy and light rail networks to ensure they are ready for the challenge.

Impressions of The Ghan
Running across Australia, from Adelaide to Darwin and return, The Ghan is an interesting train with an interesting history. Ron Brown took a recent journey on the train, and recorded his impressions.

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