Series VPRS 6634
Coal Production Division Morwell Project Rail Turnouts - Plans and Blueprints
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Date Range: Series ? 1921 - ? 1954
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Location: North Melbourne
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1921 - 1954 State Electricity Commission of Victoria I (previously known as the Electricity Commissioners) VA 1002
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    Detail and section drawings of standard details for 94lb rail, including switch blades, turnouts, diamond crossings, guard rails, adjusting blocks, and associated rail layout details.

    In accordance with instructions issued by the State Electricity Commission Act (1920), the Morwell scheme was introduced. This comprised an open cut coal mine and power station close to the mine site. The scheme was an ongoing project over many years (hence the date range of these plans) which aimed to meet the increasing need for electricity in Melbourne. As the mine was operated by mechanical means, these plans presumably relate to a part of the transportation system of brown coal either within the mine or to the power station. The history of the plans is obscure; they were in the custody of the Gold Museum at Sovereign Hill, which transferred them to the P.R.O.


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