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There and back - Trans-Australian Railway - Australian Railway Poster

The world's longest section of completely straight track

Artwork for the original colour lithograph was created by Gordon Arthur Andrews.  The poster was published for the Commonwealth Railways and printed by Victory Publicity Pty. Ltd. between 1940 and 1959

The Trans-Australian Railway crosses the vast expanse of Nullarbor Plain, from Port Augusta in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, a distance of 1711 km (1063 miles). Work started in September 1912 from each end and the rail work converged on 17 October 1917. The railway track was built to a standard gauge, despite the fact at the time the Western Australian and South Australian state railway systems were narrow gauge. Work on the Sydney and Perth Standard Gauge was completed in 1970 and the iconic Indian Pacific train was unveiled.

Gordon Arthur Andrews is best known for designing the first decimal currency bank notes that were released in Australia on 14 February 1966. Working with Hal Missingham, Douglas Annand and Alistair Morrison as advisers, Gordon Andrews designed for the Reserve Bank of Australia its first $1, $2, $5, $10, $20 and $50 paper notes. These designs won widespread acclaim.

Details:

    • The 'There and back - Trans-Australian Railway' Poster has been created from an original poster.
    • The poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
    • We use Australia Post for International and Domestic Shipping.

    Poster Sizes:

    • A4 [210 × 297mm] - [8.3" X 11.7"]
    • A3 [297 × 420mm] - [11.7 X 16.5"]
    • A2 [420 × 594mm] - [16.5" X 23.4"]
    • A1 [594 × 841mm] - [23.4" X 33.1"]
    • A0 [841 × 1189mm] - [33.1" X 46.8"]

    There and Back - Trans-Australian Railway - Vintage Australian Railway Poster

    • Brands Railroad
    • Product Code: AU-1111_There-and-Back_Trans-Australian-Railway
    • Availability: In Stock
    • $15.50


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