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Title: Thinking Rail: Lessons from the past, the way of the future
Contributor(s): Piper, Andrew  (editor)orcid ; Haworth, Robert J (editor)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: This special issue of Historic Environment contains nine papers from the National Railway Heritage Conference: Thinking rail, lessons from the past, the way of the future , held at Tamworth, in northern New South Wales, between 28-30 September 2005. The conference, organised by tile University of New England's Heritage Futures Research Centre, was part of celebrations of tile sesquicentenary of railways in New South Wales. A steam-powered engine and carriages conveyed their first passengers along twenty-two kilometres of track, between Sydney and Parramatta, on 26 September 1855. Thereafter the railway system in New South Wales, like those elsewhere in Australia, developed into a principal driver of colonial, and then state industry, as well as a facilitator of nation building, with a network in excess of 11,000 kilometres. In recent times though, tile role of rail in modern transport and logistics has been devalued. Rail has been all but eliminated from the lives of many, with the closure of numerous rural and regional lines, the heightened share of road haulage in moving freight and the inadequacies in many metropolitan rail systems (most notably in Greater Sydney).
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Thinking Rail: Lessons from the past, the way of the future, Tamworth, Australia, 28th - 30th September, 2005
Conference Details: Thinking Rail: Lessons from the past, the way of the future, Tamworth, Australia, 28th - 30th September, 2005
Source of Publication: Historic Environment, 21(2), p. 2-6
Publisher: Council for the Historic Environment
Place of Publication: Victoria, Australia
ISSN: 0726-6715
Field of Research (FOR): 210204 Museum Studies
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified
950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Category Description: E4 Editorship of Scholarly Conference Proceedings
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