The Rail Way

Title:
The Rail Way
NFSA ID:
32887
Year:
1979
Category:
Access fees

The Rail Way offers a wideranging look at Australian railways, from the city underground to the railway of the remote outback.

Rare footage from 1910 shows camels carrying heavy supplies across the desert. Railway labourers are building the 1,400 km railway that will finally link Western Australia with the eastern States.

We see the six locomotive coal giants of central Queensland and the picturesque Normanton-Croydon rail car, epic journeys of the transcontinental Indian Pacific and a half-day vintage steam train excursion.

The Rail Way was produced by Film Australia for the Department of Transport.

Production company:
Film Australia