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.
 
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

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

Old Tallangatta

When Lake Hume is full this site is underwater.

Northern Queensland Rail Map.

Cairns is situated in Far North Queensland.

Where IS Cairns?

31st of May  to 5th of  June

Up "Sunlander".

Up "Tilt Train".

 Up Tilt Train & Down Kuranda Scenic Train

at Cairns Railway Station.

Cairns Area Signalling.

After leaving Cairns ,the Kuranda Scenic Train  stops at the  northern suburb of Freshwater.

Stoney Creek Station can be used as a crossing loop if required.

 

Barron Falls Station.

Barron Falls Station from Skyrail.

The train terminates at Kuranda.

An interesting chair. 

                                                                                                     Kuranda from Skyrail.

Kuranda Signal Box.

KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY.

There appears to be hundreds of  kilometres of 2 feet narrow gauge tracks around Cairns. 

Sugar cane wagons waiting to carry soon to be harvested crop near Mossman.

 Former Atherton Station

Looking up

Looking down

 Infrastructure Trackside System

(Locomotive) Depot in Cairns.

A QR employee kindly escorted me around the yard and allowed me to take any pictures I wanted.

Due to O H & S regulations,I was required to wear a reflective jacket.

Gordonvale , 20 kms south of Cairns,station looking up.

QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS INTEREST GROUP.

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.

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.

Unusual train,possibly used for sleeper replacement.

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.

Tim Fisher , rail fan and former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

N 453  controls.

 

15th November.

A down Sandringham suburban electric between

Windsor and Balaclava from Alma Road bridge.

Where IS

Keilor Plains?

Down train.

 

Up train on newly completed bridge which replaced a level crossing at Taylors Road.

17 November.

Where IS

Hurstbridge?

Arriving

and about to depart.

Metcard ticket dispenser.

 

18th November.

Where IS

Heathcote Junction ?

with site of Heathcote line platform.

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