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June 2015
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Rail Industry
Railway people
– Geraldton Ore
Preservation and Tourist
– The Glenapp Boys – Keeping the Dream Alive
– The Intergenerational Report
– The Transport Heritage Expo
– The Mole Creek Branch – what remains?
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Cresting the top of the climb from the Wambo mine in the NSW Hunter Valley, Aurizon's 5001 and a sibling unit lead their loaded train along the branch on Sunday 29 March. Stephen Preston

Loading on the Main Line in NSW
There was a time when the idea of a country freight train regularly coming to a halt on the main line, away from a station yard or siding, to load or unload many tonnes of freight over several hours, would have generally been considered sacrilege. However, NSW has now embraced the concept of main line loading and a number of such facilities now dot the state's inland landscape. John Hoyle looks at how this arrangement is producing positive outcomes for rail.

A closer look at train driver health
On 31 January 2003, something happened near Waterfall, NSW, that would change the way the Australian rail industry viewed and managed the health of their train drivers. A Tangara interurban train service derailed after travelling nearly twice the speed limit, killing seven people and injuring many others. The investigation found a number of systemic issues, but it was difficult to see beyond the contribution of one undeniable fact: the train driver had suffered a heart attack and lost control of the train. Dr Anjum Naweed and Dr Janine Chapman report on some of the results and implications stemming from their recent research into the health of Australia's train drivers.

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