Railway – Coolah to Craboon

Grain, livestock and passengers were routinely transported by train from the Coolah district to Sydney on a same day service in the early to mid 20th century.

A comprehensive history of the railway line is available in the book “End of the Line Centenary (1920-2020)”  by Roy Cameron, OAM.  ISBN 978-0-646-82455.0  This limited edition book is available for purchase through Pandora Gallery at Coolah and a copy is available for viewing in the Coolah and NSW State libraries.

Video : Australia’s Industrial Age Youtube channel.

Book Launch “End of the Line” by Roy Cameron, OAM.

Celebrating the centenary of the Craboon to Coolah Branch Line opening in 1920, this latest offering from Roy Cameron, OAM, is the result of many years of research.

“People had lobbied strenuously for the railway. It was a momentous advancement for our district to enable people to travel to Sydney or wherever they wanted to go. Closer Settlement schemes and Soldier Settlement schemes could only be successful if the produce could be moved quickly and cost effectively to markets.”

All are welcome to the launch on November 28, 2020, at the Driver Reviver, Binnia Street, Coolah at 10.30am.

Please RSVP for the launch, or to reserve your copy of the book by contacting Carol Richard on 6377 4555.

Official Launch Invite Coolah DDG DDD250 STD (B)-1