Object StatementPhotographic glass plate negative, depicting the standard gauge, 'American' style, bogie, first-class, suburban railway passenger carriage, Code BB, No. 1708, made by Clyde Engineering Pty Ltd, Granville, New South Wales, Australia, 1912, for the NSW Government Railways, used in Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1974
Physical DescriptionBlack and white glass plate negative depicting a four foot eight and a half inch (1435 mm) standard gauge, first class railway carriage with a high-elliptical roof and end platforms. It was forty-five feet six and half inches (13.88m) long with an all-timber body finished externally in Tuscan red. The car featured a steel underframe, 2SB bogies, standard continuous light drawgear, close coupled buffers and steel fold-down flaps to allow passengers to safely move between carriages.
MarksThere is black hand written text on the bottom middle of the plate which states the number of the negative, "No 684"