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When Rail was King – Orange District History of Rail

By June 6, 2011August 7th, 2013No Comments

When Rail was King is the subject of Orange and District Historical Society’s monthly meeting on Wednesday,8th June at 7 for 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre, Woolworths Car Park, entry to carpark off Sale Street, Orange. There will be three guest speakers;

David Wilson will speak on his 40 years with the railways rising from junior porter in 1950 through to 8 years as shunter at Spring Hill and Orange,12 years as guard and relief station master, then 20 years in the control room for the western region at Orange.

John Ward, renowned train chaser and photographer will speak on preserving railway photographs and show the spectacular photographs of trains he has taken in the Orange district.

Julie Sykes from the Orange Historical Society will present a timeline of the history of the local railways from their inception. The group expects there will be many contributions from the audience of past employees and friends.

The meeting will start at 7 for 7.30pm. There is a small charge of $3 for members of Orange and District Historical Society and $5 for non-members to cover costs. Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any inquiries or would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Phil Stevenson on 6362 3257, mobile 0402 412 188 or email

In addition you are also invited to the Society’s Christmas in July luncheon on 12.30 Saturday 2nd July at Country Comfort
Motel cost is $30.00. Please contact Sue Milne 6362 8960 or email for details.