Depicts forty nine railway employees posing in front of and on top of a 3'6'' gauge railway engine being unloaded with a crane.
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Objects rail transport
Port, Frederick (b.1896, d.1965)
History and use
This photograph depicts forty nine railway employees in front of and on top of a 3'6'' gauge railway engine being unloaded with a crane. The identities of the men are unknown. The engine was most likely manufactured by the Armstrong-Whitworth Company, which began manufacturing locomotive parts in 1920. In 1926, 26 engines were ordered from the company and requested for immediate manufacture and shipping to facilitate a boom in locomotive travel in Brisbane. This photograph was most likely taken at the time the shipment arrived in 1927.
From the collection of early 20th Century freelance photographer, Mr Fred Port.