LEFT: In 1925, loading trains still took much manual labour. This photograph from the Wyong region
clearly captures the volumes of sleepers and methods of loading.
ABOVE: By the mid 20th century, mechanical loaders, although primitive when compared to today’s
examples, were clearly part of the railway infrastructure. This is taken at the Wauchope Rail Siding in
1948. Today, logs are mechanically loaded onto trucks and taken away for processing.