First train leaving new (third) Sydney Station 1906

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Where: Shop 11/1 Eddy Ave, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

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When: 04 August 1906

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Title: First train leaving new (third) Sydney Station 1906
Dated: 31/12/1906
Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014001396
Series: NRS 17420 State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Sep/2014 11:29:44

    It was Saturday 4/8/1906 to be more precise than the year only date above. Read All About It ! - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28159915 including ... " ... The party then made its way to one of eastern platforms, where the special train for Parramatta was awaiting the signal to start. There was a large concourse of the public here to watch the first train draw out from the station, and in all about 200 people availed themselves of the opportunity to make the journey. On arrival at the train Mr. Oliver presented the Minister for Works with a gold guard's whistle and a small green flag, with a gold-mounted ebony handle, and requested him to give the signal for the start. Both the whistle and the flag bore the inscription: "Central Railway Station, Sydney, First train started by the Hon. C. A. Lee, Minister for Works, August 4th, 1906." Mr. Lee accepted the articles with expressions of thanks, and blew a prolonged blast with the whistle, and vigorously waved the flag. The train, driven by D. Moore and in charge of G. Douglas, the oldest driver and guard respectively in the service, then drew out from the station, amid much cheering. ... "

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Sep/2014 00:55:46

    Attn. trainspotters etc - this article from the same page as above describes in detail how they worked overnight 4/5 August 1906 after the ceremony, to remove the tram loop at the old Redfern Station and put through the new lines to Central Station - fascinating! - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28159916

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