Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Steam train

The delightful and fascinating Coal Creek Village (on the outskirts of Korumburra in Gippsland, Victoria), offers its visitors a steam train ride around its many acres.
 








Coal Creek Community Park & Museum was initially created to preserve the unique history of coal, the development of the South Gippsland railway and the rural settlement which was accelerated by the dairy and timber industries.

Coal was accidentally discovered in South Gippsland in 1872, near the present site of Coal Creek when James Brown’s horse, watering near the creek, kicked a sizable piece of coal free from the surface. Some 16 years later coal began to be mined. It was the first successful commercial coalfield in Victoria.  (Information courtesy of Melbourne Playgrounds)

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7 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful forests and it would be fun to take a train ride through it. I can't help thinking of the many people for whom such trains were the only means of transport - apart from their horses of course! Great photos.

Lady Fi said...

Great shots with all that white smoke.

Magnus said...

Lovely shots, i like that old trains.

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Bill Nicholls said...

Nice, never realised you had them down under, though you were going to say you had taken then here in the UK. Nicely taken

Fun60 said...

Other than the difference in gauge our photos are almost identical! Great minds think alike.

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful photos of these old trains! Although I have been more than 13 times in Oz , I have never have been in Victoria. My daughter lives in Queensland in Cooktown with her Australian family. She has lived there since 1994.
Have a nice spring!

orvokki said...

Lovely shots. I like those 4 first photos when the train comes closer and closer.

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