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Encyclopedia > Australian National Railways

The Australian National Railways Commission (ANRC) was established by the Whitlam Government in 1975, incorporating the former Commonwealth Railways, the former Tasmanian Government Railways and the non-urban railways of South Australia. The metropolitan Adelaide railway lines are now owned and operated by TransAdelaide. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (pronounced Goff), Australian politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia, was the only Australian Prime Minister to be dismissed by the Governor-General. ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone); Leafy Seadragon (marine) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... TransAdelaide is a public transport company which previously operated the majority of the suburban bus network in Adelaide, Australia and currently operates the suburban train and tram network. ...


ANRC was also known as Australian National Railways (ANR) in its early years and was later rebranded as Australian National (AN).


It was privatised in 1997 and its interstate freight operations were sold to Pacific National. Its Tasmanian operations and infrastructure (TasRail) were sold to Australian Transport Network Limited, which was taken over by Pacific National in 2004. Its South Australian branch lines were sold to the Australian Railroad Group. Its passenger operations were taken over by Great Southern Railway. NR Locomotive Pacific National is one of Australias largest private rail freight businesses. ... Emblems: Flora Tasmanian Blue Gum Fauna none Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Governor Premier Const. ... TasRail, formerly a subsidiary of the Australian Government owned Australian National Railways (ANR), operates the Tasmanian rail system which links all major ports and cities of Tasmania. ... South Australia was the first colony in Australia to build a railway line. ... Australian Railroad Group (ARG) is one of Australias largest private rail operators, operating across almost 10,000 kilometres of track and began operating in Western Australia on December 17, 2000 following its purchase of the Westrail freight business. ... Great Southern Railway (GSR), owned by Serco Asia Pacific, is a tourism business and rail transport operator in Australia. ...


 
 

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