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10-October-2015
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A monument commemorates the workers who constructed the Unanderra to Moss Vale railway line from 1927 to 1932.

The Unanderra – Moss Vale railway line is a cross country railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The line branches from the Illawarra line at Unanderra and winds west up the Illawarra escarpment to join the Main South line at Moss Vale. The line is one of the most scenic in New South Wales, and for the first 20 km after leaving Unanderra has an almost continuous grade 1 in 30 providing spectacular view over the Illawarra coastline.

The line was first proposed in the 1880s by residents of Moss Vale and local industry keen for a connection to the port at Port Kembla.  Construction began on 26 June 1925, and the line opened on 20 August 1932.

Location

Address:Yarranga Street , Robertson Common, Robertson, 2577
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.590645
Long: 150.594217
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1927
Approx. Event End Date:1932
Monument Designer:Bert Flugelman

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-2004
Front Inscription

"Up The Line"

Dedicated to the workers on the Unanderra - Moss Vale
Railway, 1927 - 1932

Designed by Bert Flugelman

Constructed by Robertson Heritage Railway Station Inc
Funding assistance from IMB Community Foundation

September 2004

 

Source: MA
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