As awful as it is that so many people in New South Wales have lost their homes to bushfire, it is also a tragedy that the historic Zig Zag railway operation in Lithgow suffered very bad fire damage.
I wrote a little about the unusual railway back here. The operation has been closed for a while with rail safety accreditation issues but it was almost ready to re-open. It certainly won't for some time now. Here is a news report from the ABC.