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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
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.
Object Registration
1251
Keywords
christmas-fred orbost-railway transport-rail
Historical information
This is a photograph of a motor passenger train driven for many years by Fred Christmas.
When Made
early 20th century
Significance
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.
Last updated
20 Jun 2019 at 11:04AM