Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: XX8
Title: AN-TASRAIL
Start Date: 01 Mar 1978
End Date: 15 Nov 1997
Description:

The Tasmanian and Federal Governments entered into an agreement for the transfer of the Tasmanian Railways to the Australian National Railways Commission on 1 July 1975 but until the "Declared Date" on 1 March 1978 Tasmania continued to administer, maintain and operate the railway system as an agent acting on behalf of the Commission. The operating agency, Transport Commission Tasmania, continued to administer and operate the system as an agent of the Commission until the Commission assumed full control of the Tasmanian Government Railways on 1 March 1978.

Under Section 10 of the Railways (Tasmania) Act 1975 the Commission is authorised to operate railways in Tasmania. Under this agreement between the Commonwealth and Tasmania Governments the Commission may administer, maintain and operate railways and services in Tasmania, as well as construct and extend railways in Tasmania and administer, maintain and operate railways so constructed or extended.

The Australian National Railway Commission sold the assets of AN Tasrail to a private consortium, trading as Tasrail Pty Ltd, which began operations on Saturday 15 November 1997. The land over which the track is laid reverted to the State Government of Tasmania.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Railways (Tasmania) Act 1975

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Previous Agencies:
TA1736 TRANSPORT COMMISSION, RAILWAY BRANCH 01 Jul 1939 01 Mar 1978
Subsequent Agencies:
NG2818 AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT NETWORK/PACIFIC NATIONAL 15 Nov 1997 01 Dec 2009
Series Created By Agency:
P1330  CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS OF TASMANIAN RAILWAYS AND WORKS 01 Jan 1860 01 Jan 1990
P2826  COPIED CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FROM OTHER STATES AND RAIL OPERATORS 01 Jan 1872 01 Jan 1996
P2829  CLEARANCE, CURVE AND GRADIENT, CANT AND OTHER MEASUREMENTS OF THE TASMANIAN RAILWAYS PERMANENT WAY 01 Jan 1872 01 Jan 1997
P2831  ROLLING STOCK REPORTS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT RECORDS FOR TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS COMMISSION 01 Jan 1873 01 Jan 1992
P2376  REGISTERS OF SERVICE HISTORY OF TASMANIAN RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK, LOCOMOTIVES, SELF PROPELLED RAIL CARS, CAMP WAGONS AND CONTAINERS 01 Jun 1873 30 Aug 1989
P2316  LOCOMOTIVE, RAIL CAR, WAGON AND CARRIAGE OUTLINE DIAGRAMS 31 Dec 1875 15 Nov 1997
P2213  CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS 01 Jan 1890 15 Nov 1997
P2324  ASSETS REGISTER (STORES AND EQUIPMENT BOOK), 29 Jan 1892 15 Nov 1997
P2092  HEAD OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE FILES 01 Dec 1892 15 Nov 1997
P2076  TRAIN CONTROL RECORDS FOR SINGLE LINE WORKING (INCLUDING STAFF AND TICKET SYSTEM) 01 Jan 1901 01 Dec 1983
P2129  CONTRACTS, LICENCES, AGREEMENTS, LEASES, BRIEFS ETC. 01 Jan 1905 01 Jan 1990
P2121  PHOTOGRAPHS OF PERMANENT WAY AND RAIL OPERATIONS 01 Jan 1906 15 Nov 1997
P2036  PAPERS RELATING TO TASMANIAN RAILWAYS COLLECTED FROM THE CIVIL ENGINEERS OFFICE, INVERMAY, DECEMBER 1990. 01 Jan 1920 01 Dec 1990
P2527  FILES AND PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TASMANIAN RAILWAYS HISTORY AND OPERATIONS 01 Jan 1920 15 Nov 1997
P2423  SPECIFICATIONS, RAILWAY MECHANICAL, SINGLE NUMBER SERIES 01 Jan 1925 15 Nov 1997
P2122  MISCELLANEOUS TASMANIAN RAILWAY INSTRUCTIONS / PUBLICATIONS 01 Dec 1929 01 Jan 1990
P2294  REGISTER CARDS OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS (P1332) 01 Jan 1930 01 Oct 1992
P1332  ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, RAILWAY CIVIL 01 Jan 1930 15 Nov 1997
P1279  "NEW" RAILWAY MECHANICAL DRAWINGS 01 Jan 1935 15 Nov 1997
P2094  CORRESPONDENCE FILES, CIVIL ENGINEERING BRANCH 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1990
P1304  REGISTER/INDEX OF DRAWING OFFICE FOLDERS 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1983
P2424  DRAWING OFFICE FOLDERS, RAILWAY MECHANICAL 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1992
P2335  VOLUMES OF MEMORANDA ISSUED BY CHIEF TRAFFIC MANAGER AND DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, TRAFFIC BRANCH - MISSING 20 Sep 1940 06 Mar 1984
P2096  CORRESPONDENCE FILES, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BRANCH 01 Jan 1944 01 Jan 1986
P2559  ALTERATION FORMS 23 Jun 1944 15 Nov 1997
P2300  REGISTER CARDS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (P2213) 01 Jan 1946 15 Nov 1997
P1284  CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS FOR DIESEL AND DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES 01 Jan 1946 15 Nov 1997
P1277  REGISTER OF 'NEW' RAILWAY MECHANICAL DRAWINGS 01 Jan 1946 15 Nov 1997
P1278  INDEX CARDS OF NEW DRAWINGS, RAILWAY MECHANICAL 01 Jan 1946 15 Nov 1997
P2181  CORRESPONDENCE FILES, HOBART RAILWAY STATION, ANNUAL SINGLE NUMBER SERIES 15 Nov 1946 31 Dec 1985
P2225  TASMANIAN RAILWAYS WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY AND STAFF NOTICES 01 Jan 1947 15 Nov 1997
P2601  CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS, SINGLE NUMBER SERIES 03 Mar 1947 15 Nov 1997
P2327  RECORD OF GOODS DAMAGED OR MISSING 14 Aug 1947 31 May 1989
P2616  ENGINE MAINTENANCE RECORDS, NUMERICAL BY ENGINE NUMBER 01 Jan 1950 15 Nov 1997
P1285  INDEXES TO CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS FOR DIESEL AND DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES 01 Jan 1950 15 Nov 1997
P2147  INDEX TO LEVEL CROSSINGS FILES 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1989
P2206  CORRESPONDENCE FILES, HOBART RAILWAY STATION, ALPHABETICAL SERIES 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1985
P2140  DUTY STATEMENTS 31 Dec 1957 15 Nov 1997
P2589  PRODUCTION OFFICE JOB REGISTER, ALPHABETICAL SERIES 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1979
P2309  DERAILMENT REGISTER 01 Jan 1960 15 Nov 1997
P2421  PAPERS RELATING TO TASMANIAN RAILWAY BRIDGES 01 Jan 1962 31 Dec 1992
P2378  CIVIL ENGINEERING REPORTS, TENDER DOCUMENTATION, SPECIFICATIONS AND SURVEYS RELATING TO TASMANIAN RAILWAYS 01 Jan 1965 15 Nov 1997
P2334  TRAIN CONTROL DIAGRAMS 09 Sep 1965 31 Mar 1973
P1994  CORRESPONDENCE FILES OF THE OPERATIONS BRANCH 01 Jan 1967 01 Jul 1991
P2114  COTTAGE FILES, CIVIL ENGINEERING BRANCH, NUMERICAL SERIES WITH C PREFIX 01 Jan 1968 01 Mar 1982
P2255  TRAIN CONTROL LOGS 12 Aug 1969 15 Nov 1997
P2341  INDEX BOOKLETS TO PROPERTY FILES, CIVIL ENGINEERING BRANCH 01 Dec 1969 31 Dec 1982
P2136  CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS, CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE 01 Jan 1971 31 Dec 1988
P2003  ASSET REGISTERS 01 Jan 1978 31 Dec 1986
P2605  LOCOMOTIVE FOREMANS LOG BOOKS, CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES 01 Jan 1978 15 Nov 1997
P2247  RECORDS OF THE OPERATIONS BRANCH COVERING DERAILMENTS, COLLISIONS AND OTHER ACCIDENTS 02 Apr 1986 15 Nov 1997