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Captain George Johnston brought first paddle steamer from South Australia.

1855

Union Bridge opened for transportation uses

1861

North Eastern Railway completed connecting Melbourne to Wodonga

1873

Great Southern Railway completed connecting Sydney to Albury

1880

Murray River Rail Bridge completed; Melbourne line extended

1883

The Spirit of Progress express train began on Melbourne route

1937

Riverina Daylight Express trains link Albury and Sydney

1949

Road haulage on Hume Highway boosted after state tax on trucks abolished.

1955

Passenger train times between Sydney and Melbourne, changing in Albury

1956

Third Union Bridge opened replacing the 1898 bridge.

1961

Standard rail gauge completed from Wodonga to Melbourne

1962

Airport reconstructed to facilitate regular flights to Melbourne and Sydney.

1964

XPT trains start between Albury and Sydney (7 hours and 20 minutes).

1982

Prime Minister Howard finally determined an internal route for Hume Freeway.

2002

Hume Freeway opened.

2007