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April 2014
Front Cover Railway Digest

Rail Industry
Bryan Nye
Railway People
International News
– Railway services on the Blue Mountains
– If something is going to fail, it will do so at the worst possible time
Remember When
Adios 'Landers
Preservation and Tourist
– The sunny steamy south
Readers Write
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Friday 28 February, GWA 010 heads away from Spencer Junction, Port Augusta, towards Whyalla with a loaded ore train from Wirrida. Two other GWAs are pushing on the rear. Steve Munro

Moree Inland Railway Symposium attracts strong interest
Illustrating the strong interest in the topic, 133 delegates from the Australian east coast attended the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Railway Symposium in the north-west NSW town of Moree on 7 March. Hosted by the Moree Plains Shire Council and supported by the Melbourne Brisbane Inland Rail Alliance and Border Region of Councils, the symposium attracted representatives from local government, engineering organisations, freight customers and rural lobby groups. John Hoyle reports.

10 years of railway services to Darwin
On Saturday 17 January 2004, watched by thousands of people, a freight train from 'down south' moved slowly across an embankment to the new Darwin Port – the completion of a long-held dream for many, particularly those in the Northern Territory. The freight train had left Adelaide on Thursday 15 January – once again watched by thousands who wanted to witness this historic event. 2014 marks a decade of operation of the Adelaide to Darwin railway. Phil Cross takes a look at the start-up of train services and how these have evolved over those 10 years.

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