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Trans-Australian Railway 1917 -2017

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Fedora's Restaurant

264 South Road

Hilton, SA 5033

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A joint technical presentation by RTSA SA Chapter & PWI SA Section committee on the history of the Trans Australian Railway which in October this year celebrates its Centenary. Des Smith is a former Chief Civil Engineer of Australian National Railways who joined the Commonwealth Railways in 1955 He was a railway engineer for more than 40 years and has known the TAR for 60 years of its 100 years of operation. He was for many years directly responsible for the track maintenance of the TAR during its most eventful period of its history. Des planned and managed the upgrading of the track. His talk will focus on the years and the work which brought the track from its initial construction standard to a modern railway with continuously welded rail on pre stressed concrete sleepers.

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