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Melbourne Express train, New South Wales

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CollectionsNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia
Date created: 1905
Photograph of a steam locomotive and five carriages on a railway line. The line is laid on an elevated bank and a post-and-rail fence runs alongside. The engine has a number 461 painted on its side. The engine in this photograph looks very similar to that in another image from the Series; E80/61/004, manufactured by Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd. of Manchester, England in 1891. Despite the name; Melbourne Express, this train would not have run in Victoria because the railway lines there had a different gauge to those in New South Wales. Maintenance of such engines was done at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Sydney, where as a result of a campaign by workers and manufacturers, Australian-made locomotives started to be produced in 1907.
Location: New South Wales


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