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August 2016
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Beyer Garratt 6029 hauls 9S21 across the embankment spanning Deep Creek Road, between Geurie and Wongarbon, in central west NSW. This was the first shuttle of the day on the second day of ACT ARHS Garratt operations out of Dubbo, on Sunday 29 May. Wayne Eade

Features

Loading the grain at Garah
Where on earth is Garah some readers might ask? The tiny hamlet is located 720 rail kilometres from Sydney, on the Moree Camurra – Weemelah (formerly Mungindi) line in north-west NSW. With an estimated population of around 550 in the town and district and boasting the Club Hotel and a post office, the town is 58 kilometres north of Moree by rail. Garah also boasts a grain storage facility, operated by GrainCorp, that helps keep the line alive. John Hoyle reports.

The Australasian Rail Industry's Night of Nights
Individuals and organisations from the Australasian rail industry were recognised for their outstanding achievements and innovations at this years' Australasian Rail Industry Awards, held at the Palladium Room of Crown Towers in Melbourne.

Marulan South and Peppertree quarries
Dugald Black takes a close look at the 'heavy haul' rail operations of Boral's Marulan South and Peppertree quarries, in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales..


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