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Negative - Ballarat East, Victoria, 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 001963

Description Of Content:
The Dd-class steam locomotive No.66 which was used to transport troops from Ballarat to Geelong. The locomotive has been decorated for the occasion with flags, decorative paintwork and the phrase 'Australia for the Empire'. Two railways staff, probably
the loco crew, posed beside the locomotive.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Margaret & Noel Dooley, 1985
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: advertising, decorations, drivers, flags, military, railway lines, railway yards, steam railway locomotives, workers
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
People Depicted: Powell, G.; Morrison, Mr
Organisations Depicted: Locomotive DP-66
Model Name/Number: Dd class; Dd
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia, 1916

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Craig Mckinnon Posted on 23 Nov 2014 9:08 AM
Hi, I have a feeling the man on the left with the moustache could be my GG grandfather John Mckinnon. I have another photo of him and they look remarkably similar. He worked as a platelayer for the railways in that area for many years and looking closer at the picture, I see what looks like some sort of 'jack' for lifting the track up to replace the timber underneath.His grandson probably took this train from Ballarat and went off to war.
I would like to know what you think - I can forward my photo to you for a comparison.
Cheers Craig

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