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NSW Railway Operators

3801 Ltd
3801 Ltd run charters around NSW, often using preserved steam locos 3801 and 3830.
The ACT division of the Australian Railway Historic Society is based in Canberra. They often run tours using their own railway stock, as well as rail-motor trips on the Michelago Tourist Railway (near Canberra).
Australian Rail Track Corporation
An organisation charged with running the major interstate links. They have a lease on certain NSW lines for the next 60 years.
Australian Railroad Group (ARG)
The result of the joining of ASR, ANR and AWR. They run a lot of traffic on the South Coast.
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA)
CFCLA provide wagons and motive power, most notably for Interail (the Melbourne - Sydney container train) and Grain Corp.
CityRail is Railcorp's division which looks after non-booked passenger travel, within Sydney's greater metropolitan area. This extends to Newcastle and Dungog in the north, Lithgow in the west, and Nowra and Goulburn to the south.
Cooma Monaro Railway
The CMR operates preserved CPH railmotors on part of the old Bombala line, from Cooma to Chakola.
CountryLink looks after booked passenger travel outside the Sydney area, including interstate travel.
Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum
This group has been collection rolling stock for a while with the intent of running trains over the upper part of the Dorrigo line.
Freight Australia
Briefly known as Freight Victoria, Freight Australia used to be the freight division of V/Line. They work some interstate trains, and also run on several broad gauge lines in NSW.
Glenreagh Mountain Railway
This group intends to run tourist trains over the lower part of the Dorrigo branch.
Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway
This group were accredited in November 2001 and will shortly be running rail trikes at both the top and bottom ends of the Crookwell branch.
Great Southern Railway (GSR)
GSR are the new operators of the famous Indian-Pacific train, running between Sydney and Perth.
Historic Electric Traction
HET is a group which runs tours using State Rails preserved electric train fleet.
Interail Australia
Interail operates in Northern NSW. It is the result of the purchase of the Northern Rivers Railroad by Queensland Rail. They use restored 422 locomotives for much of their work.
Lachlan Valley Railway
The LVR is based at Cowra, in the central-west. They run freight and passenger trains, mainly over the Blayney-Demondrille line and the Eugowra branch line out to Canowindra.
Lachlan Valley Railway Freight
LVRF is the freight wing of the Lachlan Valley Railway.
NSW Railway Transport Museum
The NSW RTM is based at Thirlmere (south-west of Sydney). They often run tours around the state.
New England Railway Incorporated
This tourist rail society is based at Glen Innes. They have an agreement to use the Glen Innes yard and the line as far as Stonehenge.
Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway
A group working towards the restoration of the Oberon branch, with the goal of eventually running some tourist traffic over the line.
Pacific National
Pacific National is the main freight operator in NSW. It resulted from the merger of National Rail and FreightCorp.
Perisher Blue
Perisher Blue Pty Ltd operate the SkiTube between Bullocks Flat and Blue Cow Mountain, in the Snowy Mountains.
Rail Infrastructure Corporation
In January 2001, the RSA and RAC were merged into the Rail Infrastructure Corporation.
Rail Motor Society
The RMS runs preserved railmotors from its base at Paterson, in the Hunter Valley.
Railcorp NSW
Railcorp is the organisation in charge of NSW railways.
Sydney Electric Train Society
SETS runs occasionally tours around the Sydney electric network using some preserved passenger carriages ("red rattlers").
Tenterfield Railway Station Preservation Society
This society is now running rail trike services between the Bruxner Highway crossing (4km north of Tenterfield) to Bluff Rock.
Tumba Rail
This group is working on operating on disused Tumbarumba branch. They have restired Ladysmith station and started running rail trikes on a portion of the line.
Zig Zag Railway
The Zig Zag Railway operates on an abandoned zig-zag railway section near Lithgow (west of Sydney).