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Rail Revolution: 140 years of railways in orange and the west

One-day symposium to mark the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the western railway line in Orange

Date: Sunday 23 April 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: Kenna Hall, Orange

Guest speakers:

  • Euan Greer: Revisiting the opening day celebrations in 1877
  • David Hill: The contribution of rail heritage to today’s society
  • Bob McKillop: The influence of the railways on the economy and industrial development of the western districts of NSW
  • Denny Ellis: Railway operations at their height in Orange during
    the 1940s and 50s
  • John Bastick: Orange railways in the period leading to their

Morning and afternoon teas and lunch provided.
Cost for the day $30, including all refreshments

For more information contact Phil Stevenson on 0402 412 188 or email him at:

Image: An Orange journey – Section of the Great Western Railway Line running west of Orange East Fork Junction. Image Courtesy of Orange City Library

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