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The ARHS was formed in Sydney in 1933 as the Australasian Railway and Locomotive Historical Society. As national interest grew, other divisions formed; Victoria in 1945, South Australia in 1952, Queensland and Western Australia in 1959, Tasmania in 1965 and lastly the ACT (Canberra) division in 1967. By August 1952 the name had changed to become the now familiar Australian Railway Historical Society.
|Derwent Valley Railway||
The Derwent Valley Railway is a not-for-profit organisation based at New Norfolk 40mins north-west of Hobart in Tasmania's Derwent valley and is one of Australia's most scenic railway lines.
|Queensland Diesel Restoration Group.||
The Queensland Diesel Restoration Group is a privately funded volunteer group dedicated to the history and restoration of ex QGR diesel locomotives. Our current projects are the restoration of English Electric loco 1225 and Clyde 1707D.
|Redwater Creek Steam & Heritage||
In 1993 the Second River Tramway Society Inc. experienced problems with land tenure and future commercial viability. It operated a 1km long two foot gauge railway at a location near Lilydale on private property and maintained a small collection of traction engines, a steam roller and portables. The location of the operation was not subject to passing tourist traffic and as such could not become an economically viable tourist attraction. The members of the society realised that its collection would be preserved for future generations in Tasmania in a tourist attraction situated on leasehold Local Government owned land. Remaining members of the Second River Tramway Society Inc fostered the creation of the Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society Inc.
Since then other substantial collections of vintage machinery have become available (for display) to the Society as owners realised that a large museum combined with an operating steam railway could become a major tourist attraction, the revenue from which would be used to further the preservation of historical machinery and prevent it from being sold to the highest bidder – who is usually not in Tasmania.
|Tasmanian Transport Museum||
The Society had its beginnings in 1960 when four young Hobart men persuaded the MTT to donate a Hobart tram car for preservation. From this small start, the Society was formally established in 1962, and in 1965 purchased its first railway locomotive. From these small beginnings, the Society has grown enormously, and will continue to do so.
The site for all things Tasmanian Rail. Here you will find more photos, sound & video clips, news and more.
|Tas Steam Alive Video Productions||
Tas Steam Alive have a range of great Tasmanian DVDs for sale. Featuring Steam and Diesel trains.
The host of this site
Discover Tasmania, the official tourism website for Tasmania, offers everything you need to plan your holiday.
|Ida Bay Railway||
The Ida Bay Railway is the last operating bush “tramway” in Tasmania and Australia’s Southern-Most Railway, located at 328 Lune River Road, Lune River Tasmania (Australia).
TasRail is a vertically integrated, short haul, freight rail business that was created by combining the Below Rail assets (that the State had assumed responsibility for in 2007) with all of the Above Rail and Business Assets purchased from Pacific National in late 2009, including the Emu Bay Railway. Administration of rail funding from the Australian Government transferred from the Rail Management Branch within the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources to TasRail late in 2009. This completed the amalgamation of the whole operating rail network within Tasmania, along with responsibility for future upgrading of the Below and Above Rail elements of the business.
Below Rail operations are responsible to upgrade, maintain and operate the railway network and supporting infrastructure. Similar to the State’s road network, the rail network is a critical piece of infrastructure that generates only limited revenue and requires annual government funding to ensure that it is maintained to an appropriate safety standard.
The Above Rail business operates terminals, bulk handling and shiploading facilities and train services in response to customer requirements. It is also responsible to upgrade, maintain and operate the rollingstock fleet and to manage safe and authorised access to the network.
As an integrated business, TasRail is committed to delivering transport and logistics solutions that are safe, reliable and sustainable.
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