Early transportation along the Murray and Darling Rivers for the transportation of passengers, wool and other produce and items, consisted of steam powered river boats. Many river boats have survived into modern times and some have been converted to cater for tourists and some have been fitted out with diesel engines. The paddle steamer PS Melbourne is one of the boats that has retained its now more than 100 year old steam engine and runs short tours from Mildura Victoria with most tours passing through Murray River lock 11. The boiler is occasionally stoked and logs are added to keep the boiler pressure up to run the steam engine and there are views of such in this video, with other views of the PS Melbourne passing through
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