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travelled around Australian cities by electric tram or trolley-bus. In Western Australia, trams ran in Perth (1899 - 1958), Kalgoorlie (1902 - 1952), Fremantle (1905 - 1952), and briefly in Leonora.
Updated! South Gippsland Railway has an updated website with lots of new and interesting information.
Updated! Brian Evans has posted some pictures and video from a Broken Hill and Silverton trip earlier this year. Also available are a number of new shots and video from Daylesford and Bullarto in Victoria.
New! Railpage welcomes the Unofficial Metcard Website. Basically, from 1977 a range of developments began to occur with Government operated, urban public transport ticketing methods around Australia. These ranged from the adoption of magnetic strip tickets and vending machines or validating machines through to full automatic fare collection. In most cases a specific means was developed for a particular mode. Melbourne was the last city to seriously join this trend, but all indications prior were that whatever course it took, the system would be common to and adopted for all metropolitan services. Melbourne had, however, been the clear Australian leader since 1981 in offering a unified ticketing system between all modes, both government AND private, with the three zone "Travelcard". This was further developed in 1983 with the complicated "Neighbourhood" fare system, returning once more to a simplified zonal arrangement in 1989. It was this latter fare structure that Metcard was placed over.
New! Australian Society of Section Car Operators is now available on Railpage. Our focus is on the railway systems of South Australia, where there is the now fortunate position of three separate gauges of railway line within a matter of a days drive, although in the longer term, it is the groups' intention to broaden its operations to other states and territories, as interest, its resources and skills as an operator expand.
New! Australian Railmaps comes to Railpage. On this site you will find a number of pages - each containing a diagrammatic map of one part of Australia. These maps show EVERY passenger railway and EVERY station served by passenger trains. All metropolitan services including light rail, as well as all country and interstate services are covered. The maps indicate the routes taken as well as the journey times and service frequency (number of trains per hour, per day or per week as the case may be). Many ferry services are included as well as some airport connection road bus routes where no rail service is provided. Also included are the growing number of passenger carrying tourist railways. Links to sites covering rail-related museums and 'train-ride' attractions are also provided.
New! Railpage welcomes the Council of Historic Railways and Tramways of South Australia
Updated!  John Clevedon's Locopage has been updated. Locopage is a Web site dedicated to Australian diesel and electric locomotives, and is the most comprehensive site on such locomotives. Locopage provides photographs and tech specs for nearly every class of diesel and electric loco in mainland Australia. As well, information on individual locos is included, as well as extensive lists of builders numbers.
New!  Rail3d in Australia
New!  Australian railway slang
New!  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society (Australia) - In 1994, when it became apparent that the DHR could close in the near future, a member of an old Darjeeling family, long resident in Canada, with a deep commitment to preserving the best of the past, formed the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Heritage Foundation (DHRHF). Its aims include restoration and preservation of the line, creation of a mountain railway museum, and provision of improved services both to the local population and visiting tourists.
New!  South Western Railway Society - The South Western Railway Society, is a non-profit organization involved in maintaining Railway Operations in The South Western area of Victoria. We operate various Special trains around Victoria and Southern NSW, and are available to assist other parties in railway operations.
New!  A ride on the Central Highlands Tourist Railway
On the 4th of June 2000, Brian Evans snapped some shots of the Daylesford and Bullarto area. Note the work that has been completed by the very dedicated voluteers with the tourist railway service. Bullarto Railway Station looks spectacular during June. All images are (C)opyright 2000, Brian Evans
New!  National Railway Museum - Port Adelaide (formerly Port Dock Station Railway Museum)
Take a trip into railway history at Australia's top railway attraction. Port Dock Station Railway Museum, managed by a voluntary association, houses the largest undercover collection of locomotives, passenger carriages and freight vehicles in Australia.

Australian News Stories

18/8/03 - Derailment at Newport in Melbourne
A freight Australian train has derailed in the Melbourne suburb of Newport blocking the Western SG.

12/2/03 - Get your Ticket Now!
The Immigration Museum latest exhibition ‘Trammies’ explores the characters and culture of Melbourne’s most endearing form of transport - trams.

18/6/02 - Connex Trains Collide at Epping
Two Connex trains have collided approx. 1 km south of Epping railway station in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

18/6/02 - Five year deal puts rice on rails
Leading regional rail specialist Freight Australia and one of the country's largest food producers and exporters, SunRice, have signed a landmark new five-year contract

16/6/02 - Rail delivers the goods
Freight carried over the interstate rail network in Victoria, South Australia and into Western Australia reached a new high during May and continues to rise at a rate outstripping national economic growth.

07/05/02 - ACCC approves of ARTC rail access undertaking
Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) has welcomed today's announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the voluntary Access Undertaking it has given, for that part of the interstate rail network under its control, has been approved.

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Railpage is expanding its hosting business

Do you have a railway or tramway related site and you're looking for a new home for it? Do you have a new site in mind but don't have anywhere to put it? Do you think your railway company, business, preservation society, enthusiast group or club would benefit from its own Web site such as these? If so, click here to see how Railpage can help you.

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In April 2004 (not June 2002), Railpage introduced an SQL news and images database service. Railpage users can now upload pictures, video, news and trip reports for cataloguing.  Click Here.


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