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The plaque commemorates the opening of the railway line to Forbes in December 1893.

Connecting the railway with important regional centres had been a policy throughout the 1880s and the objective of the early 1890s was to provide a service to those few towns without a railway connection to Sydney. The Legislative Assembly on 25th June, 1890, passed the “Molong to Parkes and Forbes Railway Act, which received Royal Assent on 26 August, 1890. Forbes station opened on 18th December, 1893, as terminus of the railway line from Molong. The line was extended south from Forbes to Caragabal on 8th April, 1918. the last passenger service ceased on 15 October 1974, and the station formally closed in 1990.


Address:Union Street, Forbes Railway Station, Forbes, 2871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.378995
Long: 148.011874
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:18-December-1893
Actual Event End Date:18-December-1893


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th September, 1993
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This plaque was unveiled by His Excellency Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair, AC  Governor of New South Wales

To mark the occasion on 18 December 1893 of the opening of the railway line to Forbes 

- 11 September 1993 -

Source: MA
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