black and white photograph
From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria
- A black and white photograph of a train carriage next to a grass paddock. On the side of the carriage is "Mt No.14" and at the top is "First" at one end and "Second" at the other.
- christmas-fred orbost-railway transport-rail
- This is a photograph of a motor passenger train driven for many years by Fred Christmas.
- early 20th century
- This photograph is associated with the Orbost - Bairnsdale railway. and therefore reflects the role that the rail line played in the social and economic history of Orbost.
The Bairnsdale-Orbost railway was opened in 1916 to serve the agricultural and timber industry. Because of the decline in traffic and heavy operating costs, the line was finally closed in August, 1987.
- 20 Jun 2019 at 11:04AM