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Photograph - Steam locomotive D-639 Vintage train excursion bound for Eltham at the Wattletree Road level crossing, Eltham, c.1970

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

Description
Digital TIFF file
Scan of 9 x 12.5 cm black and white print
Object Registration
04680-15
Keywords
d-639, eltham festival, hurstbridge wattle festival, level crossing, passenger carriage 19bc, railway parade, steam engine, vintage train excursion, wattletree road
Historical information
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.

The first house in the background on Railway Parade, Number 97, remains as of 2019. The next house, Number 95 has been demolised since April 2018 and new construction in place.
When Made
1970
Made By
George Coop (Maker)
Last updated
Thursday at 12:03PM