50th Anniversary Sutherland-Cronulla RailwayPrint Page
The first new railway line in New South Wales for over seven years was opened today by the Governor, Lord Wakehurst. It runs from Sutherland to Cronulla, a distance of 6½ miles, and serves a district that is in parts sparsely populated. There are six stations situated on the line and the terminal point, Cronulla, has a platform that ranks second only to Wynyard as the longest in the State. For years residents in the districts between the two stations have been served by steam trams and motor buses, necessitating a long journey to the city. It will now be a comparatively short trip in the train.
The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 16 December 1939.
|Address:||Cronulla Street, Cronulla Railway Station , Cronulla, 2230|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.055802|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||16-December-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||16-December-1989|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 16th December, 1989|
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
THE HON BRUCE BAIRD, MP
MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT
TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
1939 - 1989
M.Grander Station Master Cronulla
D.McNeil Sutherland Shire President
R.Schwarzer Group General Manager CityRail
16 DECEMBER 1989
Plaque 2 :
THIS RAILWAY WAS OPENED
LORD WAKEHURST K.C.M.G.
GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES
16th DECEMBER 1939.