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transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« on: Saturday 23 January 16 09:43 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Can anyone tell me how one would travel from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery in South Maitland Coalfields in 1906.  I have researched South Maitland Railways, and understand there were trains in the area around 1903 however not sure if there was the line from Sydney at that time.  My ancestor arrived in Sydney from England in 1906 and apparently went straight to the Hebburn mines. I am interested in the mode of travel at that time.

Any help is very much appreciated
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Lynne
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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

I will ask a volunteer Moderator to move your thread to the Australia Board.

I am sure I have some info re the NSW railways, so I will be back when I have located it.

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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:04 GMT (UK) »
In 1905 during the coal miner strike, miners were transported there by the mail train from Sydney to Brisbane (as far as West Maitland) and then a special train took them to the mines.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138390398

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adding : another special train during the strike http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14697129
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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:10 GMT (UK) »
In 1903 there were plans to extend the existing railways to include the mines.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126224035
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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:15 GMT (UK) »
thanks so much for that information, I really appreciate your help

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Lynne
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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Wiki has first section of the Main North Line Newcastle to Victoria St, Maitland in 1857. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Maitland_Railway    Lines worked by the SMR . 1901 The Australian Agricultural Company & Aberdare Collieries commenced construction Aberdare Railway to Cessnock Several collieries . adjoining this line being Hebburn Colliery at Weston by the AA Co in 1901 .. East Greta to Aberdare Junction Sept 1906 .. 1906 end on at Cessnock for Aberdare Extended Colliery. ..

https://sites.google.com/site/westonnswaustralia/post-offices-and-bank

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3058606/fears-dam-on-brink-of-collapse/

https://downloads.newcastle.edu.au/library/cultural%20collections/greta/mines/he1.html

https://downloads.newcastle.edu.au/library/cultural%20collections/greta/mines/he2.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/5578342830


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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:27 GMT (UK) »
Main Northern Line from Sydney to Newcastle and on to Uralla etc sorted when the first railway bridge across the Hawkesbury River was completed 1889.

Before then it was a steamer to Newcastle and then trains out of Newcastle (Port).   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_North_railway_line,_New_South_Wales

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Re: transport from Sydney to Hebburn Colliery
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 January 16 10:32 GMT (UK) »
thanks so much for the information and your help

regards
Lynne
Northumberland: Mather, Walton, Hogg, Pearson
Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire: Noyes, Howard, Partridge