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The Great Northern Line to Gunnedah 140 year celebration

Gunnedah Station


Event information

The railway line from Werris Creek to Breeza opened in March 1879, with a single line from Breeza to Gunnedah Station opening on 11 September 1879 – 140 years ago.

The station building had been a handsome brick structure typical of the time and approved by the Engineer-in-Chief, John Whitton. However, Gunnedah expanded rapidly in the early 20th Century and needed a larger platform and additional parcels and passenger accommodation. In September 1915, the original station building was replaced with a much larger Federation building. The new station, which still stands today, was set further back from the platform edge, requiring a distinctive awning.

NSW TrainLink and Gunnedah Shire Council, supported by Gunnedah Historical Society and the Gunnedah Rural Museum, invite you to celebrate 140 years of rail at Gunnedah!

Event activities

  • VIP speeches and cake cutting from 9am
  • Vintage train rides – prices range from $10 (child) to $20 (adult), with tickets on sale (cash only) at Gunnedah Railway Station (02 6740 2060)
  • Vintage machinery display
  • Historical displays
  • Rail industry stalls
  • Food stalls
  • Live brass band music
  • Prizes for the best period costume

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Photo credit: Arrival of the first train to Gunnedah (Gunnedah Historic Society)

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