• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: THE NEW INDIAN-PACIFIC STANDARD GAUGE EXPRESS TRAIN HAS COMPLETED ITS FIRST 14 HOURS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS AND IS ON SCHEDULE.

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: THE NEW INDIAN-PACIFIC STANDARD GAUGE EXPRESS TRAIN HAS COMPLETED ITS FIRST 14 HOURS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS AND IS ON SCHEDULE.

    THE SLEEK COAST TO COAST PASSENGER TRAIN IS DUE TO PASS THROUGH KALESSTHA LOOP, 5-HUNDRED-AND-86-MILES FROM SYDNEY IN A FEW MINUTES AND IS EXPECTED AT BROKEN HILL AT A 5-MINUTES - 3 THIS AFTERNOON.

    MORE THAN 6-HUNDRED PEOPLE INCLUDING GOVERNMENT AND RAILWAY LEADERS GATHERED ON CENTRAL STATION'S PLATFORM NUMBER ONE FOR THE OFFICIAL FAREWELL CEREMONY AT 11'O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT. GUESTS GATHERED AT CENTRAL STATION FOLLOWING A CELEBRATION DINNER AT THE WENTWORTH HOTEL. AMONG THE DIGNITARIES THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, MR. GOUGH WHITLAM AND HIS WIFE. MANY MORE STATE AND FEDERAL POLITICIANS WERE AT THE DINNER, AND THE FAREWELL CEREMONY AND THEY ARE TRAVELLING ON THE TRAIN TO PERTH.

    THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, SIR PAUL MAGLUCK ADDRESSED THE GUESTS.

    THE PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED, THE GUESTS WENT ABOARD, AND THE TRAIN WAS ON ITS WAY.

    THE INDIAN PACIFIC EXPRESS WILL TAKE 65-HOURS TO COMPLETE THE CROSS-CONTINENT TRIP ARRIVING IN PERTH AT 11.20 A.M. ON THURSDAY. THE TRAIN LEFT SYDENY IN TWO SECTIONS, THE FIRST OF 14-CARRIAGES CONTAINING OFFICIALS AND DIGNITARIES, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF NEWS MEDIA. THE 2-SECTIONS WILL BE COMBINED FOR THE TRIP ACROSS THE NULLABBAR PLAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTUUHGGGKR75FX0IXVH2ETDOU
    Media URN:
    VLVADTUUHGGGKR75FX0IXVH2ETDOU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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