4th October 2023

Railways of Australia

Cufflinks and tie pin by Bertram

Railways of Australia was an association of railways operators here and in and Zealand (despite the name) from 1963 until around 1999, when due to the privatisation of most government train operations, it was superceded by the Australiasian Railway Association.

The members included Commonwealth Railways, NSW Government Railways, NZ Railways Department, Queensland Railways, SA Railways, Tasmanian Railways, Victorian Railways and WA Government Railways. The advertising was bold, stirring, and proudly nationalistic!

The Canberra Times, 29th May 1964. This logo differs.

The Canberra Times, 17th June 1964 page 16. Ah, the rugged masculinity!

The Canberra Times, 22nd July 1964 page 6.

The Canberra Times, 16th September 1964 page 10.

The Canberra Times, 14th October 1964 page 6.

The Canberra Times, 9th December 1964 page 17.

The Canberra Times, 14th April 1965 page 16.

The Canberra Times, 19th May 1965 page 12.

The Canberra Times, 25th August 1965 page 12. Love the hairdo.

The Canberra Times, 10th November 1965 page 5.


The Canberra Times, 15th March 1967 page 16.








The Canberra Times, 12th April 1967 page 10.

The Canberra Times, 23rd August 1967 page 22. Stirring times indeed.

The Canberra Times, 24th July 1968 page 6.

Am I boring you? There are more … (let me know if you want more of their vintage advertising)

Finally, around 1980 they updated the logo and started advertising in the Australian Women’s Weekly with families and couples enjoying relaxing journeys, great food and no hassles.

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