O.C. of Hospital train Major I. BUZZARD assisting in transhipping A.I.F. wounded from train to Hospital somewhere in Victoria viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1329… via @Library_Vic 1943
A number of BPL carriages were converted to hospital cars. The triple bunk beds can be seen.
EN ROUTE TO MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-09-19. THE FIRST BATCH OF PRISONERS OF WAR RELEASED FROM FROM JAPANESE PRISON CAMPS ... @AWMemorial awm.gov.au/collection/C22…
A2 915 was ' flagged up ' for the run into Spencer St
SISTER G. J. FARQUHAR, 115TH GENERAL HOSPITAL, CHATTING WITH THE MEN DURING THE TRAIN JOURNEY EN ROUTE TO MELBOURNE, VIC. 1945-09-19.
Interior of one of the converted BPLs
Hospital train in Katherine NT Station Yard 1942
Hospital train Bob Anthony and fireman on the railway 1942
Hospital train 1942-43. Nurses with railway men.
Hospital train going north to Darwin from Katherine.
Carriages were converted cattle trucks.
"Snow Drop". Northern Territory Ambulance train engine. Engine number 66.
The interior of one of the ward cars . . . the beds badly made!! Converted cattle trucks.
Staff and patients on Ambulance train. Shows personnel in doorway of train.
Most of the photographs of the NT ambulance train were taken by Sister Lorna Laffer
Sister Laffer beside Ambulance train. 1942
Thank you Ma'am!
Lest We Forget ..
Sister Lorna Laffer being presented with flowers (after driving train) by Station-Master and some of our staff.
Sisters E.M. Quinlan (SX26972) and Lorna F. Laffer (SFX26124) with C.C.S. men. Group standing beside Ambulance Train. 183 Mile (N.T.)
Interesting article in the Argus 14 Oct 1942 Page 2
'Leaping Lena' now famous.