This recording was made on 27 March 1966 at central railway Station, Sydney, NSW.
Documentary showcasing Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became one of Sydney's main destinations for recreation and entertainment.
This video clip is an excerpt from the film Just Australian Trains, produced in 1985. Producer Dick Collingridge. A Film Australia Production.
Within the NFSA collection there exists a railway enthusiast's dream.
Still image from the documentary Steam on the Harbour: Darling Harbour's working trains.
When these films of Darling Harbour were taken in the late 1960s and early 1970s by transport enthusiast and cinematographer Roger McKenzie, there was no light rail, no urban walking trail, and it
Generally regarded as Australia's finest railway film and winner of many awards the world over, A Steam Train Passes is a nostalgic, imaginative essay on one of the majestic but now retired C38 cla
Engine 5178 recorded between Newcastle and Toronto, NSW in 1966. Part of the James Bird Collection of Steam Trains of NSW in the National Film and Sound Archive.
The new NFSA documentary Steam on the Harbour showcases Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became a Sydney tourist destination.
A former railway signaller, Film Curatorial Officer Jeff Wray explores the train films of Roger McKenzie.