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Melbourne bound up goods train hauled by Victorian Railways New R-class 0-6-0 type goods steam locomotive No.459 departing the goods sidings at Warragul Railway Station. The 25 'New R-class' locomotives were built by Robison Bros, Campbell and Sloss, South Melbourne, between 1889 and 1891. Some were later modified and known as RY class engines. The view is looking eastwards from the Albert Street road overbridge at the Melbourne or up end of Warragul Railway Station on the Gippsland Line. In the left background is the main passenger platform and original weatherboard station buildings built in 1878-79. These were replaced by the current brick station buildings and reconfigured 'island platform' when Warragul Railway Station was rebuilt in 1915-18. At the far end of the platform there is an elevated weatherboard signal box. Oil lamps on eight wooden poles are spaced in a line down the centre of the wide platform. Hoardings at the near end of the platform are covered by numerous advertising posters. At the end of the platform is a cast iron water crane, for replenishing steam locomotives and beyond it a small signal frame with five levers. There are numerous 'semaphore type' railway signals throughout the station yards. In the right background is a goods platform and corrugated-iron clad goods shed with verandahs on either side. At the far end of the goods shed is a wooden tripod goods crane. Various types of goods rollingstock are parked on sidings near the goods shed. On the hillsides beyond the station are numerous tall bare tree trunks - remnants of what was clearly once a dense forest.

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