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standard gauge rail - Twelve hundred men are building the new 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. 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. - Jan Ulrich, 19 from Berlin, is one of the 1200 workers building the new railway

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A12111, 1/1961/16/116
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