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Southern & Silverton RailSilverton-rail-logo.pngSilverton-c-class-loco.jpgCs1 in the Silverton Rail livery introducedin July 1998IndustryRailway operatorFounded1886Defunct2010sHeadquartersBroken HillParentQube LogisticsWebsiteSouthern & Silverton Rail was an Australian rail operator. Founded in 1886 as the SilvertonTramway Company, it operated the Silverton Tramway until 1970, before diversifying intooperating hook and pull services, being renamed Silverton Rail in the mid-1990s. In 2006 it waspurchased by South Spur Rail Services and rebranded as Southern & Silverton Rail, before bothwere sold to Coote Industrial. In June 2010 it was sold to Qube Logistics and rebranded.Contents1History2Fleet3References
4External linksHistoryPreserved Y1 at Sulphide Street Museum, Broken Hill in August 2009Preserved W24 at Sulphide Street Museum, Broken Hill in August 2009The Silverton Tramway Company was formed in 1886 by a consortium led by J. S. Reid, to buildand operate the Silverton Tramway, a 58-kilometre (36 mi)-long 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)-gaugerailway running from Cockburn on the New South Wales-South Australia state border to BrokenHill; after the Government of New South Wales enacted into legislation the Silverton TramwayAct of 1886 that granted the Silverton Tramway Company the rights to build and operate arailway. It was headquartered in Melbourne, listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1897, latertransferring to the Australian Securities Exchange.

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Southern United States, Rail transport, Steam locomotive, Locomotive, New South Wales, Silverton Rail

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