WW1 Australian Railway Companies

 
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

G'day,

Does anyone have any material, or information, that they would share, on the WW1 Australian Railway Companies that were sent to France?


Cheers,
Hendo

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
"A Railway War—The Story of the 6th ROC during World War I " was featured in the December 2010 issue of Australian Railway History. http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/bnbi10.htm
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

"A Railway War—The Story of the 6th ROC during World War I " was featured in the December 2010 issue of Australian Railway History. http://www.arhsnsw.com.au/bnbi10.htm
Poath Junction
Thank you, I have that I couldn't remember which issue it was. I also have the war diaries and the book ROD at war. I am hoping there is more material people may know of.

Cheers,
Hendo
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
There is some info at http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-badges/patches/railway.htm that might help with your searching.

This clip is not our troops, but the narrow gauge track laying during ww1 is pretty awesome.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWla__n-_sA
  allan Chief Commissioner

CEW Bean's Official History has four volumes (each over 1000 pages) dedicated to the AIF in France, and another, slightly smaller, volume on Sinai and Palestine. Not a lot of mention of the Sections of the Railway Corps, but this was a body of, perhaps 2000 non-combatant troops, thoroughly integrated with the Brits, in one of the biggest and bloodiest wars of all time.
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

CEW Bean's Official History has four volumes (each over 1000 pages) dedicated to the AIF in France, and another, slightly smaller, volume on Sinai and Palestine. Not a lot of mention of the Sections of the Railway Corps, but this was a body of, perhaps 2000 non-combatant troops, thoroughly integrated with the Brits, in one of the biggest and bloodiest wars of all time.
allan
Thank you, yes I am fully aware of Bean and indeed the breadth of the war.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
One might also search the National Library of Australia newspaper archives:

http://trove.nla.gov.au for "Railway Operating Company".

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