There are many fabulous primary and secondary historical resources available for people interested in NSW railways. Working Time-Tables (WTTs), issued by the Railways to their staff, usually give a unique insight into operations as the Railways staff were obliged to update the information within their the pages in order to have a contemporary view of the rules applying to their jobs.
I am extremely fortunate to have a copy of the West WTT issued initially on 16 April 1962. While its cover suggests a nondescript publication, I have found valuable information about railway operations on virtually every page.
There is no indication who owned this copy of the WTT or what their role was. I can only surmise that they were likely a signalman based between Lithgow and Dubbo as the greatest attention has been paid to maintaining the currency of the information in that part of the publication. Here is just one example showing the person's labours.
Anyway, it is a sunny Sunday afternoon and I find the best way to pass these sorts of days is to snooze through some railway timetables. If you would like to read along, or download these photos for your later perusal, here are the pages applying to train workings between Sydney and Lithgow, including light engine workings at the rear. I just love how the paybus workings have close attention!
I will also put these pages up on my Flickr site - Don5617. In due course I will post other examples of workings across the NSW Railways Western Division.