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A picture tells a thousand words - and in historical research,
a picture may often show something for which no words have been written.

Rail Heritage WA has collected photographs and images over many years and these are available for research purposes thanks to the assistance of Lotterywest.
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P1966131 viewsPlate laying gang - loading rails on to plate laying trolley. Location unknown.
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P1966228 viewsLoading sleepers on to plate laying trolley. Location unknown.
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P1966328 viewsHorse pulling plate laying trolley to head of line. Location unknown.
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P1966426 viewsPulling rails from trolley and placing them onto sleepers. Location unknown
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P1966528 viewsInstalling fish plates onto rail. Horse in background. Location unknown.
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P1966625 viewsInstalling dog spikes. Location unknown.
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P1966726 viewsInstalling dog spikes and fish plates. Location unknown.
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P1966827 viewsBoorabbin - Oppenheimer telegraph pole 3490 with 3 cross arms. EGR line
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P1966929 viewsBoorabbin - View looking along the railway with line of Oppenheimer poles on right side. EGR line.
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P1967025 viewsBoorabbin - Oppenheimer junction pole. EGR line.
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P1967133 viewsGilgai - oppenheimer pole in foreground and Goldfields water pumping station in background. EGR line.
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P1967242 viewsBayswater - photo taken early 1900 shows the up and down lines with bush and trees on both sides of the track. ER line
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P1967339 viewsFremantle- an early photo of Fremantle jetty showing sailing ships anchored in bay and bond store in foreground. ER line.
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P1967439 viewsKalgoorlie - 8 Hour Day celebration. Mock up of Kalgoorlie B Cabin built by R. Krauth Goods Foreman Boulder City. EGR line.
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P1967534 viewsSafe working training room.
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P1967640 viewsBunbury - Sleeper powellising plant. The process treated karri sleepers against white ant infestation and dry rot. The process was developed to extend the life of jarrah forests. SWR line.
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P1967746 viewsWalter (Wally) Watts (1872-1946), Watts worked as a blacksmith at the Midland Junction Workshops where he invented and patented a number of track devices (points and crossings) including a universal movement switch.
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P1967831 viewsUniversal Movement Switch designed and patented by Walter Watts.
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P1967940 viewsCutting in Darling Range. Location not known.
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P1968036 viewsConstruction of bridge over Jane Brook, National Park. ER line.
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