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Negative - Moe Bound Goods Train, Moe-Walhalla Railway, Victoria, circa 1920s Image Reg. No: MM 8048

Description Of Content:
Moe bound goods train on the Moe-Walhalla narrow gauge railway passing the steep hillside cutting near the Thomson River.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ruth E McCutcheon, 1990
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: rail vehicles, steam railway locomotives
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Railways - Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: steam locomotives
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Thomson River, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s

The Moe-Walhalla Railway was officially opened by the Victorian Railways in 1910. The section from Platina to Walhalla shown in this photo closed on 1st April 1944.
Photographer: Mr Benjamin Graham, circa 1920s
Organisation Depicted: Victorian Railways (VR), circa 1920s
References: Date of photograph updated in response to Collections Online comment from Rob Ashworth, 01/08/2011.


Rob Ashworth Posted on 01 Aug 2011 9:40 AM
This photo could not have been taken in 1906 as the Moe-Railway railway was not opened until May 1910. Judging by the regrowth of vegetation, this picture most probably dates from the early 1920s.
John Thompson Posted on 26 Jun 2015 5:23 PM
The train is actually Walhalla bound (not Moe bound). The location is in the Stringers Creek gorge near Walhalla, the view being from the main road.

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