Over the years, transport enthusiasts have been able to see various displays
and events featuring some of their favourite forms of transport, both old and
In this DVD, we go back as far as 1968 to revisit some of these events, both on
the streets or transport hubs as well as preserved railway branch lines.
Our first stop is the 1968 railway exhibition which coincided with the
50th anniversary of the first electric train to run in Melbourne. This allowed an
opportunity for the Victorian Railways to show off rolling stock, old and new.
Then to Walhalla in Gippsland where we look back at the restoration efforts at
the Walhalla end of the Moe to Walhalla narrow gauge line, in which the
section between the terminus and Platina was closed in 1945. In 2010, to
celebrate the centenary of the line, 7 Na was brought from the Puffing Billy
Railway especially for the weekend to operate special trains.
To complete our railway segment, we cover the 2014 enthusiast day at the
Daylesford Spa Railway featuring Y 159 hauling a replica branch line goods and
D.E.R.M number 33RM running passenger services.
One of the biggest transport events in Melbourne occured on Australia Day 1978,
when trains, trams, trucks, cars and buses came to together for a transport
To celebrate 75 years of electric tram running in Swanston Street, a cavalcade
of vintage trams mingled with todays examples in a cavalcade in April 1995.
Our final segment, takes us to Essendon Airport and a celebration of its 75 years
serving Melbourne in August 1996. Of special interest was the collection of
propeller driven passenger aircraft flying over northern Melbourne, possibly for
the last time. Aircraft featured include a DC3, DC 4 and a Lockheed Constellation.
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Running Time: 76 minutes approx. Colour
SKU: CFRD 1051