The passenger train to Burrinjuck awaits departure from Goondah Station. It consists of Car No2, the State Car, and Guards van. Goondah was the connecting station on the NSWGR Main South Railway. Passengers and goods needed to be transhipped here for onward transit to Burrinjuck.

It is time to leave, all the passengers board the train as it prepares to leave.

The guard checks that all is ok with his train as it decends a steep hill on the journey to Three Mile Siding.

The passenger train to Burrinjuck works hard as it climbs the first of many steep ascents along the line. The locomotive, 'Jack', could haul approximately 40 tons at speeds of up to 15 mph. The Burrinjuck railway used four locomotives the same as Jack. They others were named Dulcie, Robin and Archie.

A view of the rear of the passenger train as it works its way to the top of the hill.

On the first part of the route there were many small creek crossings. Jack crosses one of these many creek crossings.

A number of crossing loops and refeulling points were provided along the line. Our train has just arrived at Three Mile Siding, which had coal and watering services. It was necessary for the train to frequently stop for coal and water due to the hard working and limited coal and water carrying capacity.

Whilst the train refeuls at Three Mile Siding the Director has a chance to take in the bush views from his car.

Our train leaves Three Mile Siding, and passes the small weir, water tank and windmill installed to provide watering facilities.

Our train leaves arrives at Marilba. The line here ran beside the Hume Highway and within a kilometer will turn to the east and cross the Highway.

Marilba was similar to the other crossing loops and had a rudimentary station platform and goods shed as well as coal and watering facilities.

Our train has crossed the Hume Highway and is heading towards Summit Loop. It is passing one of the basic huts used to house the fettlers who worked on the railway to keep it in good working order.

Our train crossing another creek.

The forests around Burrinjuck were extensively harvested for timber. The timber was used as fuel for the Dam Power Station. The Director gets a good view of the Wood Siding just before Summit Loop. Timber is stacked ready for loading.

As our train approaches Summit Loop we see that we will cross an empty train heading to Goondah.

Summit Loop was so named as it was close to the summit of the line (2128 ft - 648.6m). It was an isolated location and had coaling and watering facilities.

Swifts (or 16m 40c as it was sometimes known) was a passing loop and a small platform for the local landowner. There was no engine servicing facilities at Swifts.

Just after leaving Swifts we cross the road to Burrinjuck, it was steep and winding and not good for large loads, hence the need to build the railway. From here on we descend into the Murrimbidgee River Valley.

As we pull into Lake de Burgh the director gets a good view of the weir taht was constructed to provide water for the locomotive.

Whilst the crew of the train check to see if the line ahead is clear, we take a quick look at the rudimentary facilities provided. The downhill gradients to Burrinjuck are mostly 1 in 25 falling so our crew will need to stay alert.

The driver of the train is signalling to say that all is ready for departure, so the Director must hurry back from looking at the Weir.

A Passenger train to Goondah awaits its departure from Burrinjuck Station. The Dam is full and work is winding down on the project.

The driver of the train is contemplating the winding route that he faces as the track winds around the shore of the Dam.

An empty train stands at the Terminus of the railway at Burrinjuck. In the background can be seen the flying foxes, which were used to transport materials and people to the work site.

Our intrepid photographer has hauled his heavy equipment across the other side of the dam to capture this shot of the dam wall and Power Station in the background. An empty train of flat wagons prepares to leave the Powerstation Siding for Burrinjuck.

Jack pulls an empty train between Burrinjuck Terminus and Goondah.

Jack passes through the township of Burrinjuck. It is a mere shadow of itself as most of the dam works are complete and the workers have moved onto other sites.

An empty train passes one of the many fettlers house dotted along the line. They were very basic accomodation.

An empty train stands winds around the shore of the man made lake created by the dam.

Owens Siding was a passing loop between Burrinjuck and Lake de Burgh.

Jack's Driver takes a few minutes to admire the spectacular view of the lake from "on high".

The lake forms the backdrop for an empty train as it climbs the hill.

The train has climb a fair hieght above the lake. In all it will have climbed 913' (278m) in just over 10 miles. Naturally the fireman will be keen to see the end of the climb.

Jack is working hard as it climbs the long 1 in 25 hill from Burrinjuck to Lake de Burgh.