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Home of the Manning River Breakwall Railway

Route Overview

The Manning River Breakwater railway was built in 1895 to transport rock from a quarry at Crowdy Head to the enterance of the river at Harrington.

It had a route length of approximately 5 miles. Operation was reasonably simple as the route was relatively flat and it only had a single locomotive, so signalling was non-existant.

All together approximately 600,000 tons of rock was transported from the Quarry to Harrington.

A Baldwin Steam Tram motor, surplus to needs on the Sydney Tramway System, was used as motive power on the route.

For a detailed description of the line and its operation, refer to the Route Description tab above.

Open Rails (OR) "Stand-alone" Mode

The Manning River Railway can be installed for use with the Open Rails (OR) railway simulator and does not require MicroSoft Train Simulator (MSTS) to be installed. For those users who do not have MSTS installed, go to the OR Installation Instructions tab above.

Stand-alone mode - means that this route can be operated WITHOUT MSTS installed. The route still uses some files normally associated with MSTS routes, but in this mode of operation only OR needs to be installed. So if you don't own a copy of MSTS, why not give it a go?

MSTS also can be used to operate this route, but not all the activities will operate with it.

Screenshots and Activities

If you would like to submit any activities or screenshots, please contact me through the contact page.

Other Routes and Railway Content

General NSWGR content and information is available on the Coals to Newcastle site (or see link above on toolbar).

There are a number of other routes available through the Coals to Newcastle site. See the "Other CTN Routes" tab above.

Note: If you are running this route in OR "stand-alone" mode (ie without MSTS installed), loading of stock not hosted on the Manning River Railway pages, may cause errors or impact upon OR's performance.

New Stuff

21 August 2013 - Updated stock to correct some problems in the eng and wag file, added to downloads page.

21 August 2013 - Updated activities to correct some long consist problems added to downloads page.

27 September 2011 - Manning River Breakwall Railway Route and Rolling Stock available for download.

13 September 2011 - Manning River Breakwall Railway site launched.