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McKeen Australia 5'3"
McKeen Car Victoria Railway 5’3″ plans for construction.

The workers at the factory in Omaha, Nebraska testing the oversize 5’3″ gauge motor truck in the body of the McKeen Car.McKeen Motor Car Co. with Austrailan shipmentLargest shipment on sea and rail in history (before 1911.)
Queenlands McKeen car in Omaha, Neb. at the factory.

Photo of a Crated McKeen Car at the Factory.

Seen being unloaded in Australia.

McKeen Car #1 at Newport, Australia

McKeen car No 1 at Newport, Australia.

McKeen at the Wodonga station, Australia
McKeen Car at Wodonga, Australia. Notice how the door is raised, is was made that way to be able getting on and off at raised platforms.

McKeen At Hamilton or Warrnambool
Because the McKeen cars were single ended they had to be turned at each end of their runs. This undated photo is captioned “Motor train used between Hamilton and Warrnambool” shows No 2 being turned at Hamilton, Australia.

McKeen Motor Car #2
McKeen Car #2

Inside of the Australia McKeen Car
Interior of the McKeen Car.

inside of engine room of Australia McKeen car
Engine room of McKeen Car, notice the Adams and Westlake acetylene lamp in the top left.

McKeen Car At Warrnambool
Photo courtesy Lance Cross collection
McKeen car at Warrnambool, Australia loco depot.

McKeen Cars at Eveleigh NSW
The two McKeen cars at Eveleigh Australia, prior to their transfer trip to Victoria, Australia.

McKeen passenger cars
Look at the very back of the train, what do you see? Well they’re McKeen Cars with non-powered front trucks with the engine pulled out.

McKeen at Warrnambool
Photo courtesy Lance Cross collection
A front view taken at Warrnambool showing the buffing plate that was fitted as soon as it was delivered.


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