Iron Horse Steamed Into Tumut Today

Evening News

6 June 1903

Tumut, Friday.

For the first time the iron horse steamed to the terminus of the Gundagai and Tumut railway line yesterday, the plate laying having been roughly completed.

The engine pulled a number of trucks, loaded with sleepers, and will be employed in all practicable carting henceforth.

A tramline has been laid to the river, about a quarter of a mile through the common and police paddock, to cart gravel and other material therefrom for building.

The town is visited daily by gangs of railway men, who have been knocked off the works.

On the flat there is a regular canvas town with camps of navvies.