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The plaque commemorates 30 Years of Standard Gauge railway operation between Sydney and Melbourne.

In 1883, the Victorian Railways broad gauge line met the New South Wales Government Railways standard gauge line at Albury, New South Wales at a break of gauge. The two tracks were separated by a long island platform.

It was not until 1962, with the opening of the North East standard gauge line in Victoria, that through services were possible between Melbourne and Sydney.



Address:Railway Place, Roundabout, Albury Railway Station, Albury, 2640
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.083848
Long: 146.924055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1962
Approx. Event End Date:1992


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th April, 1992
Front Inscription

1962 - 1992

This plaque was unveiled by
Mr Tim Fischer, MP Member
for Farrer, on Sunday the
19th of April 1992
To commemorate 30 years of
Standard Gauge operation
between Sydney and Melbourne.

Made possible by the
Albury Wodonga Steam Train
Committee and Station Stall.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au