Branch Lines

The far west featured a number of branch lines, most of which no longer exist. Mail trains would leave Sydney at night, armed with the the mail, some newspapers & magazines, and passengers travelling in comfortable 12 wheel sleeper cars for the long night ahead.

At major junctions the mail trains would be split up with carriages heading to a number of locations, allowing passengers to wake refreshed at their destination. It was all very civil, starting with the famous "Griffith Brothers Tea Rooms", a reminder of which was on infrequent signs along the track.

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