EARLY RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
- Author: T BRADY
- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 159, Issue 1905, 01 January 1905 , pages 259 –263
Papers.J BBADY ON BdtLWAY CONS~OUTIOI? I# R.B.W. 259 SECT. 11.-OTHER SELECTED PAPERS. (Paper No. 3467.) " Early Railway Construction in New South Wales." By JOSEPH BBADY, Inst. C.E. M. RAILWAY construction in Australia was commenced late in1850,by the Sydney Railway Company, of which Mr. Charles Cowper was the first Chairman and Mr. F. W. W. Sheilds, M. Inst. C.E., the first Engineer. At that time all the goods- and passenger-traffic of the interior passed over the highway between Sydney and Paramatta, a distance of about 14 miles, passengers and mails being carried by stagecoaches, and goods by bullock-teams, and it waa thought that there were fair prospects of a railway between the two places paying good dividends on the capital required for its construction...