Eastern Goldfields Railway

The Eastern Goldfields Railway (EGR) was built in the 1880s to connect Perth, Western Australia with the rich goldfields at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie.

The narrow gauge Eastern Railway line already connected Perth with Northam, and the EGR extended this line through semi-desert to the goldfields.

The railway line ran parallel with the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme.The chief engineer for both the railway and the pipeline was C. Y. O'Connor.

In 1917, the EGR linked up at Kalgoorlie with the Trans-Australian Railway from Port Augusta, but with an inconvenient break-of-gauge.

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