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black and white photographs

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

Description
Five black / white photographs associated with the Orbost railway line during a flood.
Object Registration
3154
Keywords
orbost-railway east-gippsland -railway orbost-floods
Historical information
3154.1 is a postcard of the Orbost viaduct over the flooded Snowy River flats. 4153.2 is of a goods train on the viaduct. 3154.3 is of a loaded goods train with the driver at the window. Two men are standing on the plate and there are two workers below where there is some water and flood debris. 3154.4 is of amachine moving flood debris on the rail line. 3154.5 shows flood damage to the viaduct across the Snowy River flats. Two men are driving a dozer.
When Made
second half 20th century
Significance
This item is associated with the history of the Orbost-Bairnsdale railway line and therefore reflects the role that the rail line played in the social and economic history of Orbost.
Last updated
10 Feb 2020 at 12:48PM