Photograph - NSWGR 36 Class Locomotive derailment

Production date
23 Feb 1936
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A sepia coloured portrait photograph of a steam locomotive tilted onto its side and derailed from the tracks. The foreground is dominated by the locomotive and the damage to the sleepers which have been pushed together and are angled underneath the engine. The locomotive is a New South Wales Government Railways 36 Class and the derailment occured on the standard gauge line near Fairfield Station in Brisbane.
Classification
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Objects rail transport
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Production date
23 Feb 1936
Media/Materials description
Photographic paper
History and use
A series of eight small photographs of a locomotive derailment near Fairfield Station in Brisbane in 1936. The locomotive was a NSWGR 36 Class traveling to South Brisbane Station along the standard gauge line to commence the Brisbane - Sydney Express. No one was injured in the accident and the event drew quite an interested crowd.
Registration number
R18938

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