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Black and white photograph

From the Collection of Port of Echuca 74 Murray Esplanade Echuca Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph taken from inside Echuca Loco shed looking out at a D3 steam loco and a T class diesel. In the distance can be seen the old Echuca coal loader.
Size
H17.5 X W24.5cm
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Object Registration
P000365
Keywords
echuca- transport, railways, echuca, steam trains, echuca loco shed, diesel trains
Historical information
The D3 loco were made from 1949 as a development of the DD Locos made in 1902. The T class diesels were built from 1954. (Roy McDuff, Port of Echuca)
When Made
1962
Made By
George L. Coop (Photographer)
Significance
The railways were an important part of the transportation of goods to Melbourne from the Port of Echuca. September 1864 saw the completion of the line from Bendigo to Echuca. In 1877 the iron bridge over the Murray River was completed and used by the trains of the Deniliquin and Moama Railway Company, " a private line that operated on the Victorian gauge between Echuca and Deniliquin" (Blyth, Ian Echuca Sketchbook Rigby 1978. p.24)
Inscriptions & Markings
On front of photo on the diesel loco: "1328" On the reverse of photo:" Photo by: George L. Coop Oct 1962". Crossed out, in black pen: "565". In pencil:" D3... T Class diesel 1954 Intro"
Last updated
19 Oct 2017 at 10:40AM