National Railways Map Room
Railways Map Room is located in the administration building
of the former SA Railways Islington Workshops at 320 Churchill
Road Kilburn SA
The collection is maintained by by a private company, Inprotrans,
for the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional
Services [DOTARS] and contains over 180,000 maps and plans
and photographs for the former Commonwealth and South Australian
Railways and covers 140 years of operation. Approximately
60,000 records have now been digitised.
This is an invaluable collection for family historians with
railway connections. Such items as plans of railway residences
you ancestor may have occupied along with the railway stations
and rolling stock are readily available.
Inprotrans can provide copies of drawings in either
print form or as a scan. The cost of providing a drawing
is based on a rate of AUD8.80 per square metre of print.
This works out to about AUD4.80 for an A1 sized document.