Richard Felstead's

Railways 2008.


RICHARD FELSTEAD'S

RAILWAYS

2008

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All Victorian railway lines mentioned can be found at

Andrew Waugh's 1940 map of Victorian Railway 's main and branch lines.

For NSW equivilants please check Rolf Bozier's nswrail.net where you'll also find some of my photos.


Chiltern

13th January

N467 on a down BG Pass

Departing for Albury.

Chiltern S G Crossing Loop is on right

Chiltern is the home of Chilternwood Studios

Yarrawonga

is situated on the

Benalla to Oaklands line

17th of February

Up direction

Down direction

Bonegilla, on the now dismantled Wodonga to Cudgewa line, was close to the former

Bonegilla Migrant Hostel where many European migrants were housed

after World War 2 to the mid 1970's

15th of March

Up direction

Down direction

Tallangatta

Up direction

Down direction with former goods shed in background



When Lake Hume is full this site is underwater.

Northern Queensland Rail Map.

Cairns is situated in Far North Queensland.

31st of May to 5th of June

Up "Sunlander".

Barron Falls Station.

Barron Falls Station from Skyrail.

The train terminates at Kuranda.

Kuranda Signal Box.

An interesting chair.

Kuranda from Skyrail.

Looking down

On 14th of June Steamrail Victoria ,utilizing R 761 ,ran the last steam hauled broad gauge train

to Albury NSW.

Whilst waiting this special, a north bound standard gauge goods thundered through Albury.

R 761 could not proceed in number 2 road due to a spectator parking too close to the line.

The bemused crew.

Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister , Tim Fisher.

Eventually R 761 was able to proceed to the turntable in Wodonga,return to Albury and proceed home.

7th July.

Upside of Albury Yard with Harold Mair Bridge in foreground.



Disused A Box.

Junee now controls Albury Yard.


28th of September.

The Melbourne bound Countrylink arriving at Albury.


5th of October.

Wangaratta and Bowser are situated on North East Victoria's Rail Line.

Down broad gauge line passenger trains terminated at Wangaratta due to the poor

of the line down to Albury which was later converted to standard gauge.

From November 2008 broad gauge trains terminated at Seymour

whilst the BG line to Albury was converted to SG

which was finished during 2010. Buses ran between Seymour to Albury.

Passengers were conveyed to

Springhurst , Chiltern, Wodonga and Albury by bus.

The train waits for the buses to return before

heading back up to Melbourne.

Standard gauge platform.

Bowser is about 8kms on the downside of Wangaratta.

It used to be the junction for the Peechelba branch

to the north (left in next photo) and the Everton branch ( right) to the south east.

Everton was the junction for the Yackandandah and Bright branches.

Site of former Bowser signal box and station looking in up direction.

In foreground is broad gauge track which was converted to standard gauge

in 2010 whilst original standard gauge is in background.

8th November.

The last broad gauge passenger train from Melbourne to Albury.


N 453 controls.

15th November.

A down Sandringham suburban electric between

Windsor and Balaclava from Alma Road bridge.


and about to depart.

Metcard ticket dispenser.

18th November.

Heathcote Junction with site of Heathcote line platform.