november / 17

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

17th November, 1937 : Roaring along at speeds of up to 79 miles an hour – an Australian record – the new Sydney Limited express train, the “Spirit of Progress”, completed its first official trial between Melbourne and Geelong today. The majestic royal blue and gold train, built in Victoria, was watched by more than 1,000 people as it glided out of Spencer Street Station, carrying Federal and State dignitaries. The Victorian Premier, Sir Albert Dunstan, said that from the point of view of comfort, beauty and utility, there was no finer train.

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