A nostalgic essay on one of the majestic but now retired C38 class steam locomotives filmed on one of its final journeys from Sydney to a series of country railway stations. The film opens with a 1943 Cinesound newsreel depicting the track trials of the first of the C38 engines. The original soundtrack provides the only commentary.
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