Historical information

The Centenary-Jubilee Train.
The Centenary-Jubilee train was one of the outstanding successes of the Centenary and Jubilee celebrations in Victoria.

The train, attractively painted green and gold, consisted of eleven cars, and toured Victoria to take to people in the country exhibits of interest associated with the celebrations.

National Art Gallery paintings, rare manuscripts and pictures were displayed, as well as models showing the history of gold production, and models and illustrations of national projects controlled by the various departments of this State.

The Commonwealth section included displays by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Post Office; a war materials exhibit from the Supply Department; and diagrams and maps of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric scheme.

The Railways exhibit portrayed the century's growth and development of railways in Victoria and their influence on the prosperity of the State.

During its 6,000 miles tour, from 1st February to 30th June, the train visited 168 stations and was inspected by 547,978 people. An entertainment unit accompanied the train and gave 100 performances which were attended by 96,400 people.
Source: Report of The Victorian Railways Commissioners for the Year Ended 30th June 1951

Physical description

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