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Negative - Victorian Railways R-459 Steam Locomotive with Goods Train Departing Warragul Railway Station, Gippsland, Victoria, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 004776

Description Of Content:
Melbourne bound up goods train hauled by Victorian Railways New R-class 0-6-0 type goods steam locomotive No.459 departing the goods sidings at Warragul Railway Station. The 25 'New R-class' locomotives were built by Robison Bros, Campbell and Sloss, South Melbourne, between 1889 and 1891. Some were later modified and known as RY class engines.

The view is looking eastwards from the Albert Street road overbridge at the Melbourne or up end of Warragul Railway Station on the Gippsland Line. In the left background is the main passenger platform and original weatherboard station buildings built in 1878-79. These were replaced by the current brick station buildings and reconfigured 'island platform' when Warragul Railway Station was rebuilt in 1915-18. At the far end of the platform there is an elevated weatherboard signal box. Oil lamps on eight wooden poles are spaced in a line down the centre of the wide platform. Hoardings at the near end of the platform are covered by numerous advertising posters. At the end of the platform is a cast iron water crane, for replenishing steam locomotives and beyond it a small signal frame with five levers. There are numerous 'semaphore type' railway signals throughout the station yards. In the right background is a goods platform and corrugated-iron clad goods shed with verandahs on either side. At the far end of the goods shed is a wooden tripod goods crane. Various types of goods rollingstock are parked on sidings near the goods shed. On the hillsides beyond the station are numerous tall bare tree trunks - remnants of what was clearly once a dense forest.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs B. Kenny, 1987
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: railway stations, railway wagons, steam railway locomotives, fences, telegraph poles, railway rollingstock, water tanks, chimneys, railway signals, railway sidings, advertising posters, railway goods vans, railway signal boxes, railway sheds, water cranes
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
Model Name/Number: New R-class
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Warragul, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

Comments

Fraser Brown Posted on 18 Mar 2011 3:25 PM
This is Warragul station taken from the road bridge at the Melbourne end - before the existing station was built. There are quite a few photos raken from this location in the PROV collection.
Discovery Centre Posted on 18 May 2011 2:05 PM
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