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Negative - Ararat, Victoria, circa 1927 Image Reg. No: MM 004077

Description Of Content:
Ararat's unique coal stage with reinforced concrete hopper coaling tower, built in the late 1920s. A railway signal mast is in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Joan Mills, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: coal stages, railway lines, signal boxes
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 - Permanent Way
Tertiary Classification: rails
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1927
Creator: S Stainbridge Studio, circa 1927


kim ferrier Posted on 05 Sep 2012 9:44 AM
the large coal stage in front of equily large ararat roundhouse, boasting a 70 ft turntable, the scene of many a runaway train due to the steep grade from the station yard! the turn table was meant to be set permanantly in the open road position,to send runaways through the engine shed! this however wasnt always the case, with some errant trains ending up in atangled mess in the turntable pit!
Ian Bunting Posted on 19 Jul 2013 3:30 PM
Good photo. The turntable at Ararat was/is 85 ft. Long, not 70 ft.

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