Unfortunatly, my reference book doesnt include Silverton railways, which is odd considering that Silverton are the longest surviving private railway operation in Australia !.

Orginially created to build a narrow guage railway (1067mm) between Broken Hill (NSW) and Peterborough (SA) , at a time when politics meant that the State owned systems to both towns were not interested in crossing the border. The railway between the two centres was 'nationalised' and converted to standard guage (1435mm) in the '70's. Silverton still survives shunting and working local mine ore trains in the Broken Hill area and has recently become involved in a joint venture to re-open the closed Oberon branch line in mid NSW.

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