Series VPRS 18053
Photographs, Slides, and Negatives, Construction of Melbourne Underground Rail Loop
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Date Range: Series 1965 - 1991
  Series in Custody 1965 - 1991
  Contents 1963 - 1991
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1968 - 1970 Railway Construction Board VA 691
1971 - 1983 Melbourne Underground Rail Loop Authority VA 2987
1981 - 1991 Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
1983 - 1989 Metropolitan Transit Authority VA 1044
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1997 - cont Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) VA 4616
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  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    This series is a collection of photographs relating to the construction of the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop. The photographs cover a wide range of subjects and purposes, such as operational records and for reporting on the progress of the construction works, images used for publicity and public relations, and images taken as historical records.

    Many of the photographs are mounted in albums, while others are loose in manila folders. There are also slides and negatives housed in small boxes and bags. There are also manila folders that contain documentation relating to some of the photos.

    Random examples of the photographs in this collection include:
    - Drill Core photographs - Spencer Street Yard 1972
    - Double Sleeper Test Track - Jolimont 1977
    - 'Jarva' Tunnel Boring Machine 1974
    - Commencement of the works - Spencer Street Yard 1971
    - Museum Station Site 1973
    - Flagstaff Station 1983
    - Viaduct construction between Flinders Street and Spencer Street
    - First meeting of the Authority 1971
    - Public Inspection of Museum Station 1979
    - Queen's visit to Museum Station 1980
    - Photos produced by the consultants and contractors that were used for progress reports

  • Recordkeeping System
    Prior to their transfer to PROV the photographs were mostly unsorted and stored in a number of large boxes, with little description of their contents. Some of the boxes had numbers, but with more than one numbering pattern evident, suggesting they originated from multiple locations. There do not appear to be any control records or record numbers.

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P0001 1963 - 1991 Open 20
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