Sydney’s Railway Heritage
The Dictionary of Sydney is thrilled to partner with the Australian Railway Historical Society to present essays on Sydney’s railway history. The essays are funded by the Transport Heritage Grants Program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society.
Written by author and editor Bob McKillop, two new entries will be added to the Dictionary:
- The Railways of Sydney: Shaping the City and its Commerce – exploring the role of railways in shaping the Sydney metropolis we know today
- Funeral Trains – from 1867 through to 1948, a branch from the Parramatta to Sydney line brought mourners and coffins into the Rookwood Necropolis, with grand sandstone mortuary stations at both ends.