Photograph 7450286
standard gauge rail - Twelve hundred men are building the new 10,750,000 pounds (A) Melbourne-Sydney standard gauge railway. They include Germans, Dutch, Poles, Greeks, Italians, Yugoslavs - and 'old' Australians. More than three miles of line a week is being laid on the 180-mile project between Melbourne and Wodonga, near Albury, at the border of NSW and Victoria. At Wodonga, the new railway will join the NSW system, to provide an uninterrupted link between Melbourne and Sydney. Victoria's Minister for Transport, Sir Arthur Warner, expects the project to be completed at the end of 1961 - Eddy Stratmann, from Frankfurt/Main, helps lever a rail into position on the new Melbourne-Sydney standard gauge railway

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A12111, 1/1961/16/114
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