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Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion, Hurstbridge to Eltham, near Wattletree Road, Eltham North, c.1970

From the Collection of Eltham District Historical Society Inc 728 Main Rd Eltham Victoria

Digital TIFF file
Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print
Object Registration
d-639, edendale farm, eltham festival, eltham north, eltham north adventure playground, hurstbridge wattle festival, steam engine, vintage train excursion, wattletree road
Historical information
View appears to be from near Coolabah Drive looking northwest across parts of Edendale Farm and to the oval near the present day Adventure Playground and Wattletree Road.

Possibly run in conjunction with the Eltham Community Festival or the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival; the steam train would conduct trips between Eltham and Hurstbridge Railway stations. As there is no turning table at Hurstbridge, the locomotive would simply shunt from one end of the carriages to the other to reverse direction, hence the locomotive is running in reverse as it approaches Eltham Station.
When Made
Made By
George Coop (Maker)
Last updated
Thursday at 12:00PM