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February 2017
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Rail Industry
Railway people
– Around the Silver City
Signalling and Infrastructure
– General News
– Level Crossing News

Preservation and Tourist
– Opening of the South Australian Light Railway Centre
– The Ida Bay Railway, Tasmania

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On Thursday 29 December 2016, veteran Melbourne tramcar 1010 passes St Pauls Cathedral approaching Flinders Street Station on the free City Circle service. 1010 is a former W7 tram, rebuilt at Bendigo to W8 specifications (see 'Modernising Melbourne's Iconic Tramcars' in February 2016 RD, from p.29). Scott Curnow


A selection of recent railway photographs from around Australia.

In praise of water
Railways have a love–hate relationship with water. For 150 years water was the fundamental source of power on rail, and still is, in a less obvious way, for most of the electrified railways of today. Max Michell reminisces about a special piece of railway that skirts the waters of the Hawkesbury River and Mullet Creek, north of Sydney, that was a part of his life for six years.

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