1930s Australian Art Deco: The Spirit of Progress, Victoria 1937.

The Spirit of Progress promotional booklet (1937)
Launched in November 1937, the Spirit of Progress express passenger train ran through Victoria between Melbourne and the New South Wales state border at Albury – the longest non-stop train journey in Australia at that time, at an average speed of 84km/h.
The Spirit of Progress was a source of immense pride to Victorians.
Designed in the art deco streamlined style by the architectural firm Stephenson & Turner, the passenger carriages were fitted out to a level of comfort not previously seen in Australia.
Image Credit: Photograph by Victorian Railways, Melbourne/State Library Victoria, Melbourne
Source: 1930s Australia: the art deco designs ushering in a brave new world – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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