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    Related Dates: 15/6/1905
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    Black and white print
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    Archives Reference: 2002.0003.00871
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    A photograph showing a train stopped with men shovelling ash from the train cars onto the ground, on the return of Russell Grimwade and G.P.Smith's motor trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. This was the first successfully completed car trip between these cities and took place over 5 days from May 30th to June 3rd 1905, the actual travel time being 36 hours and 26 minutes for the 604 miles covered. Inscription: "Ballasting the line with ashes June 15th 05" is written in ink beneath the photograph. Previous Control Number: PA/19 page 9

     

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    Sub-item: [2002.0003.00871] "Ballasting the line with ashes"

     

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