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Maybe a general thread for historical timetables and similar material.

1969 Sydney Cairns public train timetable.
NSW services; N1 / N2 Brisbane Limited Express, N3 /N4 Brisbane Express [via Kyogle], N 17 /N18 Brisbane Express [via Wallangarra]. QLD trains are Sunlander, including dining car travel stages, Rocky mail and Wallangarra connection. Downloadable from the following using the download option in the drop down menu
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...B1bGM/edit

1974 Sydney Cairns public train timetable, including the Capricornian, downloadable from the following using the download option in the drop down menu
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...c1Y1E/edit

Griddle car attached to Sunlander for all journey from the introduction of Capricornian services 8 November 1970. [Sunshine Route Jubilee P.45, J Armstrong, J Kerr, ARHS 1975]

TTs scanned from material from a “mate of a mate”.

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Cheers
Peter C
In addition to the timetables I mentioned yesterday, other Railpage members have produced a great deal more including QLD Lander train times from the 22 July 1962 QR public Timetable, plus some mail trains. Look in Railpage’s Queensland section for the “Old Lander Train Timetables” thread http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1737512.htm#1737512

Cheers
Peter C
Murwillumbah 2 April 1989 Country and Interstate Timetable State Rail [NSW] https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...owNFU/edit
Cairns Brisbane Sydney 2 April 1989 State Rail NSW Timetable https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...RvMU0/edit
11/2/1990 NSW NORTHERN DIVISION Trains NE 1/NE 2 Brisbane Limited Express; NE 3/NE 4 Pacific Coast MotoRail and NT25/NT26 Holiday Coast XPT were replaced by XPT services NT17/NT6 XPT; NT5/NT18 XPT respectively.
Murwillumbah 22 June 1969 Country Timetable NSWGR
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...NJWHM/edit
Gold Coast MotoRail Express 2 June 1974 Country Timetable PTC of NSW https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...FCVWs/edit
Downloadable using the download option in the drop down menu
Cairns to Perth in 1958

Page 14 of Queensland Railways Public Timetable of June 1958
Perth to Cairns in 1958

Page 15 of Queensland Railways Public Timetable of June 1958
Two more sets of historical Brisbane standard gauge timetables [A] 1969 and [B] 1955 steam era.

1969; these were each two pages merged into one so sorry if you lived at the page join near Kempsey as a bit was lost. We were not prepared to undo the book. Note the station list as many no longer exist.

1969 Sydney Brisbane Public timetable
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...Y3SXc/edit

1969 Brisbane Sydney Public timetable
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...NEMUE/edit

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Brisbane Kyogle Casino 27-2-1955 NSW Northern Division WTT [540 KB PDF]. This not the full Sydney Brisbane WTT.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...xsekk/edit

Some of the pages reflect the fact a “friend of a friend” originally copied it out of a stiffly bound book.

Both N2 Brisbane Limited Express and N4 Brisbane Express in this era left South Brisbane before the corresponding northbound N1 and N3 services arrived at South Brisbane. Their crossings in the border ranges are shown.

In the WTT a horizontal black line with a horizontal digit next to it at a crossing loop shows the train that was crossed at that location eg N1 Brisbane Limited crosses it southbound counterpart N2 at Glenapp and N4 Brisbane Express at Tamrookum. The Glenapp entry has a “L” in the digits for N1 which reflects time allowed for Loco eg fill tender with water and clean fire or oil motion etc. N1 also had “L” = loco at Casino. I assume the R in the middle of the digits at Casino for N1 also means refreshments at the RRR. I only have these pages from this WTT.

Also shown are the sometimes 13 class tank loco hauled trains sometimes referred to it as “The Squirt” and later “The Mountain Goat”. The early morning N23/N24 and afternoon N29/N30 were variously listed as goods, mixed and passenger in the WTT. These catered for local traffic on the Casino / Border Loop section. It had end platform passenger cars, van and some goods wagons as required. It carried dairy, timber, school kids, shoppers and any other person or commodity as required.

The notes at the bottom of the pages show some of the stopping places and services these trains supplied.

Timetable is dated 27-2-1955 which is before 42 class diesels were introduced. Clyde GM 4201was handed over to the NSWGR at a ceremony 28 November 1955.

Following from “The 42 class of NSW”, Morahan, M, ARHS Bulletin Jan 1985, to help those not aware of the intro of diesels onto the NSW North Coast passenger service. There were some earlier 40 class tests as well, I understand.

Loco 4201 worked No. 1 Brisbane Limited express to Casino on December 4 1955 and returned on No. 4 Brisbane express. The 1000-mile round trip was completed in 38 hrs 8 min., including laying over at Casino for 4 hrs 49 min. No. 4 arrived in Sydney 38 min. early. This was followed by a special test run with a 460-ton freight train from Sydney (Darling Harbour) to Clapham (Brisbane) on December 8, returning from Clapham on December 9 to determine running times for the faster operation of Nos. 1 and 2 Brisbane Limited express as from January 22 1956. The northbound express will be accelerated by 2 hrs 55 min. and No. 4's time will be reduced by 3 hrs 35 min."

Following the delivery of 4401 on 8th July, 1957, the Alco classes (40, 43 and 44) quickly took over northern workings and the 42's moved to the South with the occasional Illawarra working.

WTT downloadable using the download option in the drop down menu
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I wish to note all the documents I have provided are for private research purposes only and are strictly not for profit. The original documents are also noted as the product of the original producers eg NSWGR, QGR, Australian Military Forces Survey Corps etc as applicable. We also give thanks for the skills of the original document producers. Much of their work was in the pre computer era and involved manual mathematical compilations.
Added the following to the main document download list over on the WOS QR South Coast line thread. Some have already been announced here.

Perth Cairns 1958
Cairns Perth 1958 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...djeHM/edit
Perth Cairns 1958 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...NVZjg/edit

QR Obsolete Timetables
Brisbane Cairns Through Services 1954 from the Suburban Working Timetable https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...RwZ0U/edit

QR Main and Southern Lines Down Eastbound 1958 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...lzSHc/edit

QR Main and Southern Lines UP westbound 1958 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...N3b1k/edit

South Coast
South Coast Tweed “Up” Southbound Working Timetable 1954
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...BNY2s/edit

South Coast Tweed “Down” Northbound Working Timetable 1954 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...RvWjQ/edit

South Coast Tweed Working Timetable Instructions 1954 Also includes some QR state wide Livestock material https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...Z0dlE/edit

Co- ordinated Southport Murwillumbah Rail and Road 1954. Please note this only shows the buses that connect with QR trains, not all buses times
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...NBSjA/edit
More Historical Obsolete Railway documents available for download; The Down is 4 MB and the Up is 5 MB in size.

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Down northbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hkVms/edit

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Up southbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...ltN0U/edit

Cheers
Peter C
(23-Oct-2012, 09:48 PM)Petan Wrote: [ -> ]More Historical Obsolete Railway documents available for download; The Down is 4 MB and the Up is 5 MB in size.

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Down northbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hkVms/edit

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Up southbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...ltN0U/edit

The Sunlander's dining car was attached between Bundaberg and Mackay only in that era. Therefore the letter "R" next to Landsborough on P 9 of the Down WTT for the Sunlander late at night is when passengers could got their "cup of tea". Other trains also have the "R" at interesting places. Small "m'" in the columns is crew meal spots.
1965 Brisbane Cairns Sunshine Route and return from the obsolete QR Public Timetable. [12MB in size]

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...V2NDg/edit

Above also includes Sydney Wallangarra Brisbane northbound. Slip cars for overflow passengers on the Sunlander north of Rockhampton were attached behind the brake van. Rockhampton / Mackay fares are included. Those interested in slip cars can read John Knowles’ article http://freespace.virgin.net/johnk.pb15/slip.html

Please note; I wish to state all the obsolete documents I have provided are for private research purposes only and are strictly not for profit. The original documents are also noted as the products of the original producers eg NSWGR, QGR, Australian Military Forces Survey Corps etc as applicable.
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