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Thursday, 27 May 1915

Senator RUSSELL (VICTORIA) (Assistant Minister) - In reply to a question put by the honorable senator upon this matter some time ago, I have received the following information from the Department of Home Affairs : -

With reference to the inquiry of Senator McDougnll in the Senate on the 29th ultimo, as to whether consideration is being given to the question of using steel instead of wood in the construction of railway ears for the Commonwealth railways, I desire to inform you that it is proposed to introduce all-steel carriages for the express trainson the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway.

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