The first west-bound train left Port Augusta for Kalgoorlie in October 1917. The carriages were a mixed set as World War I had meant delays in the
construction of new cars.

Dining aboard the trans Australia trains was an elegant affair, with white linen tablecloths and silver service.

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Film: ScreenSound Australia. Excerpt from 'Across the Trans-Continental Railway: From Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta', Australasian Films, 1917

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