Oodnadatta to Alice Springs Railway 1926, NAA: B3114.

Not Just locomotives: Commonwealth Railways Photographs

National Archives of Australia has been digitising thousands of photographs from its collection during the past year and many of these relate to the Commonwealth Railways.

Spanning from the early twentieth century until the 1960s, these photographs document the building of the Trans-Australian, Central Australia and North Australia Railways and the communities who lived and worked along the line.

These photographs cover a fascinating range of subjects and locations and are much more than locomotives – often the railway has yet to be built when they were taken!

Come and find out more about the project to digitise these photographs, how to access them and some of the highlights within this collection.

Presented by National Archives of Australia