The First Railway In NSW 

The first railway in New South Wales was privately owned and  built by the Australian Agricultural Company in 1830. It was also Australia's first iron-railed railway. The railway was 330 yards long and  an incline railway from the Company‚Äôs A pit in Church Street Newcastle to Newcastle Harbour. In the picture below you can see part of the rail as it leads to the ships, along with the brick wall supporting the line. 

 

Australian Agricultural Company Wharf, Newcastle, 23 September 1897. From the Ralph Snowball/Norm Barney Collection, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections. 

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