Postcard - 'Puffing Billy' NA-class Steam Locomotive & Passenger Train, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, circa 1930s Image Reg. No: MM 070529

Description Of Content:
Victorian Railways NA-class narrow gauge (2-ft 6-in) steam locomotive engine hauling a passenger excursion train in a semi-urural setting near Upper Ferntree Gully on the Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Railway. The locomotive is crossing a short timber tressle birdge in the foreground, while in the background the rear passenger carriages and guard's van are passing through a level crossing. The front three carriages are of the open sided excursion type and the rear three carriages are of the earlier clestory roof type with multiple side doors.

There is a woman standing one of the running boards while a man leans out of the window just behind her. Near the rear of the train two women are standing beside the track watching the train or waiting for it to pass.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.80 cm (Height), 13.90 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: steam railway locomotives, railway carriages, railway crossings, timber bridges, railway bridges, passenger trains, railway level crossings
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch
Primary Classification: RAIL TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Railways - Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: steam passenger trains
Format: Postcard: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Upper Ferntree Gully, Dandenongs, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

Original contributor indicated a date of circa 1920, which may be too early for this phootgraph given the appearance of the train and clothign worn by passengers.
Organisation Depicted: Victorian Railways (VR), Dandenongs, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s

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