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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 25,000 readers each month.
September 2017
Front Cover Railway Digest

Rail Industry
Railway People

– Some assembly required: SSR locomotive transfers
Rolling stock
– Southern Shorthaul Railroad Grain Hopper Wagons
– Rolling Stock Contracts and Deliveries

Preservation and Tourist
– Ghosts of the Great Northern
– Mount Gambier Railway Lands
– The Enfield Intermodal Lookout

Readers Write
Book Review

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On Monday 5 June, 1AD8 The Ghan arrives at Alice Springs
from Adelaide, bound for Darwin, behind Goninan/GE units NR74
and NR109. Scott Mitchell

5th International Railway Summit


The Australasian Rail Industry Awards Dinner
Individuals and organisations from the Australasian rail industry were recognised for their outstanding achievements and innovations at this year's Australasian Rail Industry Awards event, held in the Grand Ballroom of The Sydney Hilton Hotel.

Chasing Trains on a (motor) bike
Rail (and motorbike) enthusiasts, Peter Reading and Mick James had been planning a railfanning trip out on the western line from Brisbane for some time, and with Mick's acquisition of a new bike, the choice of transport mode became obvious!

Making mainline derailments history on the ARTC network
The frequency of derailments on Australian rail networks is declining but the larger size of today's trains means that when derailments do occur the consequences are often more severe in terms of rolling stock and track damage and can result in lines being closed for lengthy periods. Phillip Campbell describes the steps that ARTC is taking to 'make mainline.

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