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A collection of Photographs illustrative of the Railway System of New South Wales 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3086E

Scope and Contents

A collection of albumen prints by an unknown photographer. The prints were originally in an album with a printed title page reading 'Charles Potter, Government Printer, presented by C.A. Goodchap, Commissioner of Railways'. Some of the pages have decorative designs round the mount, but only a few have captions, and the following details have been derived from various sources. Plates 21-25 have not been researched in the same detail as plates 1-24 and, unless otherwise stated, they are approximately 340 x 262 mm and in good condition, apart from slight fading chiefly along the bottom and at the outer edge.


  • Creation: 1887


Conditions Governing Access

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1 file(s) (51 images in 1 file)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The original album was disbound following water damage and the prints were transferred to a special portfolio with the printed title page included. The water damage has stained a few mounts, but the prints are generally in good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche numbers 35-37.


For further information regarding the railways of New South Wales see: NSW Registrar-General's Office (1886), The railway guide of New South Wales (for the use of tourists, excursionists, and others) : a convenient volume of reference to railway routes, stations, and places of interest on the lines of railway; containing various maps and numerous illustrations, 3rd edition, Sydney : Charles Potter, govt. printer.


This collection level description was entered by KS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Potter, Charles, fl 1887, government printer

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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