Passenger train services, Blue Mountains Australia
Lapstone Hill
Glenbrook Gorge
Glenbrook Gorge
Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway
Wascoe Siding
Miniature Railway
Wentworth Falls Lake, Blue Mountains Australia
Wentworth Falls Lake
Katoomba Scenic Railway
Katoomba Scenic Railway
Virtual Reality RideKatoomba cable tram
Katoomba Tram Line
Passenger train services
3801 at Mt Boyce
Lithgow Zig Zag
Lithgow Zig Zag
Wolgan Valley Shay locomotive
Shay, Wolgan Valley

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Blue Mountains Railway Pages
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Track 150: 150 years of rail to Wentworth Falls

On on 22 July 1867 the railway was opened to "Weatherboard", later renamed as "Wentworth Falls" in 1879.

Transport Heritage NSW and local history groups are celebrating with special trains and ceremony.

1950s Central West Express at Valley Heights

See Track 150: Celebrate 150 years of railway history on the Blue Mountains

Railway event details on Valley Heights rail museum website.

Brief history of the Blue Mountains line on Wikipedia.

The Problems

An elevated plateau, dissected by rugged gorges and cliffs, separating the port of Sydney from the rich farming land of the west.
Towering cliffs separating mineral deposits from the ridge-top main railway route.

The solutions

Power: Steam, horse, electric, diesel
Traction: Locomotive, cable haulage, powered passenger sets
Works: Viaducts, tunnels, zig zags
Gradients: up to 52 degrees.

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