The Rail way

Australia, 1979

Film
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A look at railways in Australia from Alice Springs to Kalgoorlie and Normanton. Shows trains serving the mining fields in central Queensland and the suburban trains of the big cities. Discusses problems brought about by different gauges throughout the country, and looks at the economic future of railways. Commentator Patsy Adam-Smith.

Credits

director

Greg Reading

producer

Don Murray

production company

Department of Transport

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:26:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27733

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Alice Springs (N.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kalgoorlie (W.A.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mining districts - Social aspects

Places → Alice Springs (N.T.)

Places → Cities and towns - Australia

Places → Kalgoorlie (W.A.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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