Friday, March 07, 2008
The train appears to be proceeding through the deep water with quite a lot of extra steam. I have sat on this photo for a while because I wanted to check that the hotel is still there but I so rarely go to that part of Chapel Street. I believe the hotel is still there and the location is Chapel Street near what is now the Jam Factory but it could be where the train goes under Toorak Road. Quite a crowd has gathered, which indicates it could be stalled. The date with the photo is January 1907
R tells me as a kid in the UK, he used to stand on a bridge over a railway line and disappear into steam (and probably soot too) as the Flying Scotsman went through his town.
Photo courtesy Public Record Office of Victoria.