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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 7

I The First 100 Years 1788-1888

II Railways
i Location of the Railway
ii Track
iii Bridging and Tunnelling
iv Dams for Engine Water
v Locomotives and Rolling Stock
vi Signalling and Telecommunications
vii 1900/1988-The New Century
viii The Garratt Locomotive
ix Steam Locomotive Practice
x Motor Railcars
xi Signalling
xii Electric Tramways
xiii Electric Railways - Direct Current
xiv Electric Railways - 25 kV ac
xv Diesel Traction
xvi Alignment and Track
xvii Operations

III Motorised Vehicles

IV Aviation

V Modern Shipping

VI Innovative Small Craft

VII Conclusion

VIII Acknowledgements

IX Contributors



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Railways (continued)

Bogie exchange enables rolling stock of the New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Western Australian and Australian National Railways to operate on both broad and standard gauge. Wagons are lifted by electric jacks and a 'bogie' (i.e. two sets of wheels) of the appropriate gauge is placed under the wagon. These bogie exchange centres are located at Dynon (Melbourne), Port Pirie and Peterborough (South Australia) and Wodonga (on the New South Wales-Victorian border). This facility considerably reduces handling and transit times.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Australian National Railways

People in Bright Sparcs - Macfarlane, Ian B.

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