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Negative - Morkalla, Victoria, 1932 Image Reg. No: MM 4932

Description Of Content:
The Morkalla railway yards.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Margaret Kelly, 1987
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: railway wagons, railway yards
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
Organisations Depicted: Morkalla Railway Yards
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Morkalla, Victoria, Australia, 1932


kim ferrier Posted on 05 Sep 2012 2:02 PM
morkalla had the distinction of being the furthest mileage from melbourne on the entire victorian network 403m to be exact! it also had turning triangle rather than a turntable, to turn the engine ect.
Sean Kelly Posted on 07 Jan 2014 5:53 AM
Morkalla was indeed the furthest "station" from Melbourne with the centreline of the platform "proper" being located at approximately 402 3/4 miles from Flinders Street. The 403 mile post lay about 440 yards (One 1/4 mile) BEYOND the low level station platform towards the westerly "dead end" of track. Just to correct Kim Ferrier (sorry Kim) the rare "triangle" for turning locomotives was located two stations back at Meringur at 393.25 miles. For an accurate description of the line by Signalling Record Society researcher, Mr Andrew Waugh see here: Hope this information is of some assistance.

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