Steamrail Weekender to Maldon Victoria (July 31st to August 2nd)
Vietnam Tour - Travelling by private train on the legendary Reunification Express
QPSR Troop Train
Stunning views on a retro rail trip
Garratt coming to Southern States in 2015
The Outer Circle Line comes to ACMI Melbourne
Australasian Rail Industry Awards Website launched & Dates announced
Geelong & Ballarat Rail 150 – April 2012
Rail Revival Alliance to meet with Louise Staley Member for Ripon
Australian National (and/or Australian National Railways/ANRC/AN/ANR) was formed in 1975, a combination of the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Tasmanian Railways.
In 1978 the Federal Government announced that it expected the new entity to break even within 10 years. The idea was to concentrate on long distance bulk haulage whilst at the same time cutting costs, duplication and reducing staff numbers.
In March 1980 the new corporate Green and Gold colours were adopted (ah the old lemon twist colours, probably one of the worst colour schemes ever adopted by a rail company! Except for the Green, gold and silver colour scheme given to the CLP class – they were excellent).
Australian National oversaw the completion of the Tarcoola to Alice Springs railway and the standardisation of the Crystal Brook to Adelaide line.
In November 1996 the Federal Government announced its intention to sell AN.
On the 1st of November 1997 the railways were “privatised”.
Australian National was officially wound up in October 2000.
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