Main Northern Line's golden era

By Bob Walsh
Updated September 1 2017 - 12:15am, first published August 29 2017 - 11:14pm
Full steam ahead: A train heading north from Walcha Road Station in the 1920s.

Upwards of 3000 people attended the festivities at Uralla on August 2, 1882, which celebrated the official opening of the 63.5-mile extension of the Main Northern Line from West Tamworth; the day was declared a public holiday in the Armidale and Tamworth police districts. The program of events concluded with a ball in the highly decorated goods shed.