150 Years of Rail Travel Print Page
Plaque in remembrance of 150 years of rail travel between Sydney and Goulburn.
It was at Goulburn in 1846 where meetings were held that saw the formation of what became the Sydney Railway Company, with local business people such as William Bradley, who owned the local brewery, and William Hovell of explorer fame, being two of the movers, with hopes and plans for a railway connection to Sydney. The railway, by then under government ownership, eventually reached Goulburn in 1869.
|Address:||Sloane Street, Railway Station , Goulburn , 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.758073|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1846|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2005|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 19th November, 2005|
REMEMBERING 150 YEARS OF RAIL TRAVEL
PROVIDED BY THE DEDICATED AND DILIGENT WORKFORCE ON
THE SYDNEY AND GOULBURN RAILWAY
THE FIRST STEAM RAILWAY IN AUSTRALIA WAS CONCEIVED
AND NURTURED IN GOULBURN FROM 1846 ONWARDS.
Mayor Paul Stephenson
19 November 2005