Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Railway Resource Centre, Sydney

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

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Geauthoriseerde naam

Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Railway Resource Centre, Sydney

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Aandere naamsvormen

  • ARHS Railway Resource Centre
  • Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) Railway Resource Centre
  • ARHSnsw Railway Resource Centre
  • ARHSnsw RRC

Soort

  • Community

Contact

 

James Dalton

Soort

adres

Adres

67 Renwick Street, Redfern

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Landnaam

Postcode

2016

Telefoon

02 9699 2736

Fax

02 9699 1714

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

The Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) was established in 1933 and, as such, is the longest running society of railway enthusiasts and historians in the country. Its aim is to be a source of connection between those interested in railways.

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

The Railway Resource Centre has the country’s largest collection of railway-related photos, diagrams, drawings, official documents, books, periodicals and reports. All material relates to Australian railways (1850 to the present) and particularly those of New South Wales. A large proportion of the collection has been digitised and catalogued. This collection has been amassed from private collections and state records since the inception of the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) in 1933.

Donations of material relevant to the society in the form of photo and/or slide collections, books and documents are welcome.

Gebouwen

The bookshop, primary collection and reading room is at our Redfern site. A second site in Alexandria is a repository for original and uncatalogued materials.

Bestanden

The Railway Resource Centre collection includes:


  • Over 350,000 photographs and slides of locomotives, carriages, wagons, stations, depots, signalling and other infrastructure (1850 to the present).
  • Official (internal) publications such as:

+ public timetables and working timetables
+ special train notices
+ composition books
+ rules and regulations and general and local appendices to the rules and regulations
+ annual reports and reports of Public Works and Parliamentary Committees
+ internal correspondence including weekly notices.

Similar material pertaining to other Australian state railway systems is also part of the collection.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

Toegang

Openingstijden

Open every Saturday 10am-3pm and Tuesdays 12 noon-4pm. Other times are by arrangement only. A bookshop selling overseas and Australian railway books is at the same address and is open six days a week.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Charges apply for access and for supply of files, prints and research services. Access is free for ARHSnsw members.

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

Research assistance can also be provided by arrangement for those unable to visit the Railway Resource Centre.

reproduktiedienstverlening

A4 and A3 size black and white and colour copies are available in our reading room. Larger copies are available by arrangement.

Publiekruimten

The Mal Park reading room is a public area equipped with PCs for private research.

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Revised 24 March 2018

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

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  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

67 Renwick Street, Redfern
Sydney, New South Wales 2016