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Negative - Murtoa, Victoria, Jan 1920 Image Reg. No: MM 001375

Description Of Content:
V-Class 2-8-0 type goods steam locomotive hauling goods trucks loaded with carcases. Several people stand beside the train and two men lean from the cabin - they were probably the loco crew. The V-Class steam locomotive has a train load of 11,030 export carcases from the Wimmera Inland Freezing Company. Several rail lines are visible, and the photo appears to have been taken in a rail yard.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Douglas (Doug) McColl, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: advertising, frozen meat exports, rail transport, railway lines, railway rollingstock, railways, refrigeration, steam railway locomotives, this is a d class 4-6-0 locomotive, murtoa
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Railways - Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: steam locomotives
Inscriptions: Hand written in white, across bottom of photograph; "Wimmera Inland Freezing Co. LTD / Murtoa / Victoria / Export Carcasas I I, 030 / 12/1/20 / 182 Miles / From Shipping Port."
Organisations Depicted: Murtoa Railway Station Yard; Ararat-Horsham Railway Line; Ballarat-Serviceton Railway Line; Murtoa-Patchewollock Railway Line
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Murtoa Railway Station, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1920
Organisation Depicted: Murtoa-Patchewollock Railway Line, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1920
Organisation Depicted: Ballarat-Serviceton Railway Line, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1920
Organisation Depicted: Ararat-Horsham Railway Line, Victoria, Australia, 12 Jan 1920


max herman Posted on 07 Sep 2010 11:42 PM
The locomotive is a Dd class 4-6-0
kim ferrier Posted on 05 Sep 2012 9:21 AM
loco as max pointed out is D class loco! the iced T wagons in the consist where loaded from one of the biggest freezing plants in australia at the time, situated at murtoa! to day one can still visit the site & see some of the huge engines that powered the refridgeration equipment

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