Steel road across a continent

Australia, 1953

Film
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The Trans-Australia railway from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie stretches 1109 miles across the continent. Completed in 1917, the railway took 3500 men four and a half years to complete. Twenty year later, it was extended to Port Pirie. The film shows behind-the-scene servicing of the train and constant checking and maintenance of the entire length of track with specialised machinery designed for that purpose.

Credits

director

R.D. Hansen

production company

Commonwealth Railways

Fortune Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:15:55:00

Colour

Colour

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