Cash on Track


The story of the rail pay bus

The Cash on Track display charts the history of the railway Pay Buses which operated across New South Wales from 1937 until the mid 1980s, moving cash along rail lines to pay employees at stations and maintenance gangs working on the tracks.


The centrepiece of the exhibition is the very first, and only surviving rail bus - FP1, which has been beautifully restored to its original condition by a team of 16 RailCorp apprentices. The exhibition features the story of a dangerous robbery in 1941, where a Pay Bus was thrown from the tracks by a powerful explosion and subsequently robbed by two unidentified men who escaped with a large sum of cash. The Cash on Track exhibition was developed by The Office of Rail Heritage, RailCorp and the Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW Division.

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Event Details

01 June 2010 - 10 December 2010
Free with Admission

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