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Negative - Up Passenger Train Approaching the Railway Station, Wangaratta, Victoria, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 6215

Description Of Content:
Looking north from the railway station and railway yards at Wangaratta. There is a steam locomotive hauled passenger train travelling in the up direction (towards Melbourne) approaching across a level crosing in the distance. To the left in the background are what appear to be weatherboard railway workers cottages, with further houses in the township to the right beyond the railway telegraph line. In the right foreground is a signal pole with two 'somersault' arm type semaphore signals and two revolving disc and lamp signals. There is a number '9' painted on the signal post. On the right is the end of an elevated timber station platform and to the left beyong the sidings are piles of timber railway sleepers and sapre rails.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Rita Morrison, 1988
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: railway lines, railway stations, whitfield, steam railway locomotives, railway signals, railway yards, railway sleepers, passenger trains, railway platforms
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: Railway Infrastructure - Stations
Tertiary Classification: country stations
Inscriptions: Hand-written in white across the bottom of the photograph: "RAILWAY, LOOKING NORTH, WANGARATTA." "AJ EVANS PHOTO"
Organisations Depicted: Melbourne-Wodonga Railway Line; North-East Railway Line
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915
Creator: A.J. Evans Studio, circa 1915
Railway Line Depicted: North-East (Melbourne-Wodonga) Railway, Victoria, Australia

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