This Day in History: 1945-06-01

1945 June: It was announced that a new standard gauge (4ft 8 1/2 in.) railway would be built from Fremantle to Kalgoorlie, with a completely new line from Guildford to Northam via the Avon Valley and Toodyay, providing Toodyay with a main line connection to Perth. Working surveys were to commence in the next few weeks. Finance and control issues were still being determined.

West Australian, 15 June 1945, p.8.
Western mail, 21 June 1945, p.40.
Toodyay herald, 22 June 1945, p.1.