SMR is an open access private railway facilitating access to the Main Northern Railway (MNR) at Telarah. Our track is operated under RISSB standards, and except for our arrival and departure roads, is a single line run under a staff and ticket safe working system, mechanical points and lower quadrant signals operated from the East Greta Junction (EGJ) signal box.
Our track is currently configured to run trains up to 19 tonne axle loads (TAL) with maximum speeds of 30km/h, however our EGJ yards are capable of taking a heavier 27t axle load.
We are an accredited Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) of a registered private siding. We are also accredited as a Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) as an owner and operator of a shunter, hi-rail vehicles and wagons on our network
Over the past five years SMR has undertaken an extensive modernisation and expansion of infrastructure in and around EGJ. In broad terms this consisted of; the upgrade of the Junction St level crossing, the installation of 11 sidings with a total clear length of 3410m, installation of 20 turnouts, installation of short full depth inspection pit, hardstand through the yards, drainage and Signal box repair. Turnouts and sidings are predominantly 53kg or 60kg.
The old SMR workshops and yard (currently owned by the Hunter Valley Training Company) can also be accessed through EGJ.
Our central location and ease of access to the MNR line has drawn local, national and international firms to our EGJ yards to stable and maintain track maintenance machines and repair wagons.
Additional sidings can be constructed if required – please contact our office for more information: (02) 4932 8351
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