1974, 20 Minutes
A trip with a C38 class steam locomotive: the lovingly restored 3801.
Generally regarded as Australia’s finest railway film and winner of many awards the world over, A Steam Train Passes is a nostalgic, imaginative essay on one of the majestic but now retired C38 class steam locomotives. This fine locomotive has been restored at the Newcastle State Dockyard.
The documentary was filmed on one of its final journeys from Sydney to a series of country railway stations in New South Wales.
A Film Australia Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director/Writer: David Haythornthwaite
Producer: Anthony Buckley
Cinematographer: Dean Semler
Running Time: 20 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: English NSW Stage 6 'The Way We Worked' - exploring our past through industrial events in Australia; History, Geography and Human Society and its Environment (HSIE).
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