Direct link to ImageShareConceptually similarView AllView more with similar tones The stainless steel, double-deck train paused briefly in front of the narrow tunnel and then inched slowly forward. Within a few minutes we were underground and on our way to Kings Cross station. ES47 was making history as the first double-deck train to travel on the Eastern Suburbs Railway. Sun photographer Barry Gilmour and I were among about 100 passengers - most of them union and Public Transport Commission officials - to make the trip on Monday. As overhead electric wiring is not yet ready, the carriages were pulled by a diesel locomotive. The stations are far from finished but escalators and stairs are in place and a lot of tiling in bright red and orange has been done. December 05, 1977. (Photo by Barry James Gilmour/Fairfax Media)Photographer:BARRY GILMOURSee all of this photographer's images05 December, 1977Categories:Travel/Tourism/PlacesKeywords:1970s-double decker-Eastern Suburbs-railway station-train stationAdd to cartDownload Zoom res. (TR3)DownloadImage ID:FXB309404Select usageWhat type of print? Related Collections:Sydney. Always.