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  1. History of the Line. NEARLY £7,000,000 ALREADY SPENT. THE BREAK-OF-GAUGE PROBLEM.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 18 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The completion of the east-west line constitutes the consummation of Australia's greates railway undertakings. From one aspect it may be said to be t ... 1160 words
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  2. EAST TO WEST. THE FIRST THROUGH TRAIN. ARRIVAL AT KALGOORLIE. AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME. Kalgoorlie, Oct. 24.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 25 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Thousands of people assembled at the Kalgoorlie railway station this afternoon to witness the arrival of the first through train from, Port Augusta, ... 729 words
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  3. TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY. AN EXTRA TRAIN ANNOUNCED. Melbourne, Oct. 19.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 20 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: It has been decided by the Federal railway authorities to run a further train from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie leaving Port Augusta at 10.30 p.m. on O ... 602 words
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  4. STATEMENT BY SIR JOHN FORREST. A GREAT WORK COMPLETED. FEDERATION NOW A REALITY. Kalgoorlie, Oct. 24.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 25 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Sir John Forrest, upon the arrival of the Adelaide train to-day, said:—"To see a great work completed an which one has taken a great interest for man ... 825 words
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  5. EAST-WEST LINE. THE OPENING CEREMONY. TRAINS TO MEET AT WYNDERING. Kalgoorlie, Oct. 4.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 5 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: A telegram has been received by the Mayor of Kalgoorlie from Mr. Heitmann, M.H.R., stating that the trans-Australian railway will be formally opened ... 266 words
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  6. THE GREAT WESTERN. AN AMENDED TIME TABLE. IMPROVED SERVICE.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 29 October 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Amendments have been made in the trans-Australian railway time-table, to allow of the running of additional trains. Under the altered schedule, train ... 276 words
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  7. TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY. WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND FEDERATION. COMMENTS BY THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 24 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Speaking at the opening of the Kelniscott Show on Monday last, the Colonial Secretary (Mr. H. P. Colebatch), after touching upon the present difficul ... 801 words
    • Text last corrected on 20 May 2012 by Jbeck
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  8. CONGRATULATIONS FOR SIR JOHN FORREST. PERTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DEPUTATION.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 31 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: An interesting survey of the history of the movement to secure the construction of the Great Western railway and of the benefits likely to accrue to ... 1361 words
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  9. TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY. LINE ALMOST COMPLETE. THE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS. Melbourne, Oct. 16.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 17 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The Minister for Works and Railways stated to-day that the junction between the eastern and western sections of the trans-Australian railway will be ... 254 words
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  10. TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY. PROBABLE OPENING AT KALGOORLIE. VISITORS' BRIEF SOJOURN.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 2 October 1917 p 4 Article
    Abstract: According to information received by telegram from Mr. H. Gregory, M.H.R., yesterday, it would appear that the opening of the trans-Australian railwa ... 344 words
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  11. THE EAST-WEST RAILWAY. THE FIRST THROUGH TRAIN. Kalgoorlie, October 24.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Thursday 25 October 1917 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Thousands of people assembled at the Kalgoorlie railway-station this afternoon to witness the arrival of the first through train from Port Augusta an ... 372 words
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  12. THE EAST-WEST LINE. FIRST TRAIN ON THE WAY.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 23 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The special train carrying passengers who are to travel by the first train over the East-West railway, left Adelaide at 8.55 o'clock yesterday mornin ... 349 words
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  13. THE EAST-WEST RAILWAY. A CONTRAST IN TRAINS. Kalgoorlie, October 28.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 27 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Speaking yesterday of the linking-up of the East-West line, Mr. Costello, a union official, who has just returned from the main camp, said the histor ... 419 words
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  14. THE EAST-WEST LINE. FIRST THROUGH TRAIN ON OCTOBER 22. Melbourne, October 13.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Monday 15 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Postmaster-General has made arrangements with the Department of Works and Railways for the dispatch from Melbourne of the first mail over the Wes ... 70 words
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  15. EAST-WEST RAILWAY. OPENING ON NOVEMBER 12. Melbourne, October 1.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 2 October 1917 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The opening of the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta railway has been definitely fixed for November 12, at a spot 320 miles from Port Augusta. Trains convey ... 104 words
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  16. SIR JOHN FORREST.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 20 October 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The Commonwealth Treasurer will arrive in Adelaide to-morrow, and on Monday he will leave Port Augusta in the first through, train on the Transcontin ... 1140 words
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  17. THE EAST-WEST RAILWAY SIR JOHN FORREST'S TRIUMPH. Melbourne, October 17.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Thursday 18 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The steel road connecting east with west was linked up at Ooldea, about half-way between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie, at 1.45 p.m. to-day. The constr ... 354 words
    • Text last corrected on 6 October 2017 by JoHo
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  18. THE EAST-WEST RAILWAY. THE FARES FIXED. Melbourne, October 16.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Wednesday 17 October 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: On Monday next a train will leave Port Augusta on a trial run to test the whole of the East-West line. Arrangements have been made to convey a limite ... 205 words
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  19. GENERAL NEWS. THE TRAVELLERS' DAY.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 27 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: An avalanche of eccentricities will overcome Adelaide on the occasion of the Commercial Travellers' Carnival in aid of the Army Nurses to-day. These 1876 words
    • Text last corrected on 28 October 2013 by DJC249
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  20. Web page: First passenger journey Port Augusta
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  21. EAST-WEST RAILWAY. RAIL LAYING COMPLETED. TOTAL COST OVER £7,000,000
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 18 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The steel road connecting the East with the West was linked up at Coldea, about half-way between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie, at 1.45 p.m. yesterday. ... 411 words
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  22. EAST-WEST LINE COMPLETED TO-DAT Links Capitals from Brisbane to Perth
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 17 October 1917 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: For nearly five years two lines of railway have been pushed farther and farther into the vast solitudes to the north of the Great australian Bight. T ... 1036 words
    • Text last corrected on 7 May 2017 by yelnod
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  23. STATE RAILWAY LOSSES. DRIFT CONTINUED LAST MONTH. Perth, Oct. 16.
    Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950) Friday 17 October 1930 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The railway financial returns for September show a loss for the month of £65,052, compared with a loss of £44,378 for September, 1929. Losses 76 words
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  24. FIRST GREAT WESTERN TRAIN. Arrival at Goldfields. KALGOORLIE, October 24.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Thursday 25 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Thousands of people assembled at the Kalgoorlie Railway Station this afternoon to witness the arrival of the first through train from Port Augusta, a ... 596 words
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  25. EAST-WEST RAILWAY.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Saturday 20 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Arrangements have been made by the State Railway Department to run a special rain from Adelaide to Port Augusta next Monday leaving at 8.55 a.m., to ... 300 words
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  26. FIRST EAST-WEST TRAIN.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Monday 22 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The first train from Melbourne to connect with the East-Weet Railway arrived in Adelaide, as a part of the Melbourne express, on Sunday morning. The ... 113 words
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  27. Correspondence THE TRANSCONTINENTAL LINE. To the Editor.
    The Northam Advertiser (WA : 1895 - 1918; 1948 - 1955) Wednesday 17 October 1917 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Sir,-- The consummation of a long standing prediction made by the late member for Northam, will in the course of a few days be realised, and 349 words
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  28. The Transcontinental Line
    The Northam Advertiser (WA : 1895 - 1918; 1948 - 1955) Wednesday 17 October 1917 p 3 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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  29. EAST AND WEST WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1917.
    The Northam Advertiser (WA : 1895 - 1918; 1948 - 1955) Wednesday 24 October 1917 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The train conveying the first passengers carried over the transcontinental railway will pass through Northam tomorrow morning. The Company is a 968 words
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  30. The Transcontinental Railway
    The Northam Advertiser (WA : 1895 - 1918; 1948 - 1955) Saturday 27 October 1917 p 2 Article
    Abstract: On Thursday morning the first transcontinental train, with a distinguished party, including the Governor and. Lady Ellison McCartney, Sir John 108 words
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  31. Transcontinental LINKED NEXT WEDNESDAY FIRST PASSENGER TRAIN TO START ON OCTOBER 22. TRI-WEEKLY SERVICE THEREAFTER. MELBOURNE, Saturday.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Saturday 13 October 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Arrangements have been made by the Postmaster-General's Department with the Federal Department of Works and Railways for the despatch of the 171 words
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  32. THE CARRIAGES DESCRIBED.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Monday 29 October 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: "Very favorable impressions were cre-ated among those who made an inspection of the train after its arrival in Kalgoorlie on its return journey. The 557 words
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  33. EAST TO WEST. THE FIRST TRAIN HEAVY BOOKINGS FROM THE WEST. THE OFFICIAL OPENING.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Wednesday 24 October 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The first train to cross from Bast to West, on the trans-Australian line, was expected to reach Kalgoorlie about noon to-day, and the Eastern visitor ... 273 words
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  34. THE PASSENGERS DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Thursday 25 October 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The first train this morning, in addition to His Excellency the Governor and Lady Ellison-Macartney and suite, and Sir John and Lady Forrest, 70 words
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  35. East-West Railway.
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 19 October 1917 p 1 Article
    Abstract: The East-West line was linked on Wednesday last at 1.45 p.m 430 miles from Port Augusta and 622 miles from Kaigoorlie. 467 words
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  36. East=West Railway. SENATOR LYNCH'S PROPOSALS.
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 26 January 1917 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Senator Lynch (Federal Minister of Works), who has just returned front a trip of inspection of the East-West railway, said on 463 words
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  37. Trains to and from Kalgoorlie
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 26 October 1917 p 1 Article
    Abstract: A train with 88 passengers on board left Kalgoorlie for Port Augusta at 10.30 yesterday morning. It is expected that the train will 89 words
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  38. East-West Railway.
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 2 November 1917 p 1 Article
    Abstract: The first train from Kalgoorlie arrived at Port Augusta at 1.30 a.m. on Saturday, being 1¾ hours late, the loss of time on the journey being occasion ... 556 words
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  39. Opening of the TransAustralian Railway Cancelled
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 9 November 1917 p 2 Article
    Abstract: His Worship the Mayor (Mr. J. Roberts') has received the following wire from Mr. W. A. Watt (Minister for Works and Railways): — 49 words
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  40. East-West Railway. THE OPENING CEREMONY.
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 16 November 1917 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The Governor-General officially opened the Great Western Railway this morning outside the Central railway station. Perth, 232 words
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  41. East=West Railway. Govenor=General's Opening Speech. A Message to the King. Perth, November 16
    Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954) Friday 23 November 1917 p 1 Article
    Abstract: His Excellency the GovernorGenera] (Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson) reached Perth on Friday from Adelaide, and on the platform 797 words
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  42. THE GREAT WESTERN. "A SORROWING SONG OF RIGHT AND WRONG." KALGOORLIE, October 26.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Saturday 27 October 1917 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Speaking yesterday of the linking up ol the sections of the East-West line, Mr. Costello (a union official), who had just returned from the main camp ... 423 words
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