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- PC Rail Simulators and Add Ons
- Publications
- Rail Operators
- Rail Infrastructure and Manufacturers
- Heritage Rail Operators, Museums and Preservation Societies
- Clubs and Associations
- Enthusiasts
- Model Railway Manufacturers and Suppliers
- News and Discussion Forums



PC Rail Simulations and Add Ons

Auran Trainz The homepage of the famous model railway simulation. News and downloads available here.

Australian Add-ons for Microsoft Train Simulator This site has plenty of Australian downloads, including locomotives, wagons, trams, and more.

Crotrainz A news forum detailing events in many different train simulators - such as MSTS, Boso View Express, Black 5, Trainz, and many more.

Train Sim.com Hundreds of downloads for MSTS, just head into the forum area and become a member (free and easy). It can be difficult to get in during busy times but you will get in. Download 3801 and 6014 from here.

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Publications

Australian Model Engineer A magazine about building live steam locomotives, miniatures and other items.

Australian Model Railway Magazine SCR Publications produce this bi-monthly mag, which is a must read for modellers of Australian railways.

Australian Motive Power A site listing locomotive rosters

Bulletin The national magazine of the ARHS, this monthly mag is the foremost record of Australian railway history.

Motive Power Australia's fastest growing rail publication

Railway Digest The ARHS-NSW Division produces this monthly mag, which is the "bible" of NSW railway enthusiasts.

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Rail Operators

AustralAsia Railway Corporation The operators of the currently under construction Alice Springs to Darwin railway line.

CityRail Sydney's CityRail web site contains information, timetables and maps for the metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas.

CountryLink A product group of State Rail, CountryLink operates long-distance passenger rail services within NSW and to Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

State Rail Operators of Countrylink and CityRail

FreightCorp Web site of what used to be the Freight Rail Corporation .

Great Southern Railway Operators of Australia's long-distance interstate passenger rail services - the Indian Pacific, The Ghan and The Overland.

Metro Light Rail Sydney's light rail and monorail operators.

National Rail Web site of the National Rail Corporation, Australia's national freight hauler.

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Railway Infrastructure and Manufacturers

Evans Deakin Industries Incorporating Clyde Engineering and Walkers

Goninan Newcastle based rail manufacturers, responsible for Sydney's Tangaras and Millenium trains amoung others

Rail Infrastructure Corporation The owners and operators of NSW Track

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Heritage Rail Operators, Museums and Preservation Societies

3801 Limited Home of the "big green 38" and operator of many rail tours.

Cooma Monaro Railway Based in Cooma, this organisation operates tourist trains between Cooma and Monaro, in Southern NSW.

Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum Detailing the operations of this group.

Glenreagh Mountain Railway Inc An organisation restoring and operating the Glenreagh to Dorrigo railway.

Historic Electric Traction An organisation assisting the State Rail Heritage Division preserve its vintage electric trains.

Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society This group has primary interests in steam operations on light railways.

Lachlan Valley Railway Preserving and operating locomotives and rolling stock around Cowra, in Southern NSW.

Michelago Tourist Railway Trains are operated regularly along the line between Canberra and Michelago by the ARHS-ACT Division.

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum Australia's oldest rail preservation society, located at Thirlmere, near Picton, in Southern NSW.

Rail Motor Society Preserving the rail motors of New South Wales.

SETS The Sydney Electric Train Society preserves and operates all manner of NSW electrically-powered rolling stock.

State Mine Heritage Park and Railway Based in Lithgow, this museum showcases the glory days of coal mining in NSW

Tourist Railway Association Kurrajong This central coast group formed in 1999 plans to build a rail museum and steam railway.

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum A historic location open to the public regularly

Yass Museum Operators of a heritage tramway

Zig Zag Railway The web site of the renowned tourist railway, the Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow.

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Clubs and Associations

Australian Model Railway Association - NSW Branch Hosts of the annual Sydney Model Railway Exhibition held each year over the October long weekend at Liverpool.

Australian Railway Historical Society - ACT Division Preservationists of NSW railway locomotives and rolling stock at the Canberra and Yass railway museums.

Australian Railway Historical Society - NSW Division This organisation can help with all your rail research through their extensive archives.

Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society A miniature railway group based in Bankstown, they specialise in 5inch, 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch gauges.

Hornsby Model Engineers This group has a spectacular 1km long miniature railway in Galston, near Hornsby. They also have interest in traction engines, boats and other miniatures.

Newcastle Model Railway Club, The This site contains photos of TNMRC's HO and N scale layouts, their contact details and other features. A very good looking site.

Southern Cross Model Railway Association The national organisation for modellers of Australian railways and parent body of AMRM and Eveleigh Press.

Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society This group operates a 5 inch and 3.5 inch gauge railway in West Ryde.

Sydney N Scale Model Railway Club This is their Club website, containing information on their activities, etc.

Teen Association of Model Railroaders An American site encouraging teens to enjoy their hobby in a positive environment.

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Enthusiasts

Anita's Page Anita proves that an interest in railways is not limited to the male domain!

James McInerney This site details his two layouts - "Lambing Flat" (in HO) and "The Rurr Valley Railway" (in G).

Kieren Ryan Models This site is a great resource for those who have an interest in model railways.

Paul Turtle's Railway Pages of NSW A very nicely put together site with lots of features and photos. Well worth a visit.

Peter Bickford's Train Page Peter is a member of the Club and has set up his own railway home page, which includes many of his own photos.

Scott Curnow is a member of the Club. His train page is a work in progress which has some of his photos of steam and diesel trains in NSW.

The InterCity Platform Maikha "V" Ly has certainly demonstrated in his home page that he has a keen interest in "V" sets!

Trendy's Trainpage Photos and other interesting images of Sydney's railways

Train Man's Train Page This is the web site of Train Man (David Johnson), a rail worker and rail enthusiast, who has set up his own web site containing photos and lots of information about trains.

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Model Railway Manufacturers and Suppliers

A.R Kits Manufacturers of Australian locomotives and rolling stock, both ready to run and in kit form.

Austrains This company has produced excellent HO scale models of many Australian locomotives (both steam and diesel) and some rolling stock.

Berg's Hobbies A hobby shop based in Parramatta NSW.

Casula Hobbies A hobby shop now based in Liverpool. The only supplier of Silvermaz products (NSW rollingstock including the excellent RUB cars).

Lloyd's Model Railways Specialising in HO kits of NSW railways

Main West Models Manufacturer of Model Railway Kits, Diesel Locomotives and Mechanisms.

Powerline Produces ready to run Australian locomotives and rolling stock.

The N scaler Specialising in the mail order of N scale railways, primarily US.

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News and Discussion Forums

ALCOs International News and information about ALCO locomotives, worldwide.

American Model Railroad Forum Discussions about model railways.

Blue Mountains Railway Pages Contains vital information regarding all manner of railway operations, preservation, history and transport to, and within, the Blue Mountains of NSW. This site is a must for anyone wishing to visit the Blue Mountains - especially if they have an interest in anything to do with trains!

RailPage Discussions and links to other railway and model railway sites.

SimplyTrains features information and pictures on various layouts. There are a lot of useful hints on building layouts, some pictorials, and books and videos. They also included a feature article on Sandy Creek! Definately a site worth looking at.

TrainNet's International Railway Links A massive, constantly updated site containing links to rail oriented pages from all over the world. If you are looking for something specific in rail, this site is a must.

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