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Zig Zag, 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086J/70

Scope and Contents

190 x 140 mm. A view of the Lithgow zigzag, a spectacular piece of railway engineering by John Whitton, on the descent from the Blue Mountains. The viaducts, opened in 1869 and cut through heavy rock, allowed the railway to descend on a gradient of 1 in 42 by three parallel sweeps across the face of the ravine. The zigzags were replaced by tunnels in 1910.


  • Creation: 1885

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, fading in from edges.

Related Materials

For more on the Zig Zag see Y3086C/28 and Y3086E/51.



Finding aid date

2003-07-29 09:28:44+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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