Richard Felstead's Rail 2007. 

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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.

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15th of March

Wodonga

Down broad gauge passenger train.

Same view May 2009. 

A Box interior.

Down broad gauge  Pass.

Picture taken from Wodonga A Box.

Similar view from 1972.

Sydney - bound Countrylink Express crossing High Street

Crossing former Cudgewa line junction

Albury - Wodonga pilot

Broad gauge "economy" class

Up broad gauge Pass

Wodonga ticket office.

Rutherglen is situated on the abandoned Springhurst to Wahgunyah line and operated from 1897 until 1995

1st of April

Looking Up

The Lions Club of Rutherglen meet in the old station building.

Up direction

Down direction

Station for "Lil Red"

Holbrook is the terminus of the 27km branch line from Culcairn which operated from 1902 until 1975.

Line map

15th of April

On 22nd of April an Up triple-headed (NR 16,N? & AN 6)  S G goods train  passed through Wodonga   

 

From the 21st to 26th of May I was in Goulburn for work

Goulburn

Melbourne to Sydney Countrylink Express

 

Canberra to Sydney Countrylink Explorer

North Goulburn  looking down with  the abandoned  line to Roslyn where it   junctions to Crookwell and Taralga.

Goulburn - Crookwell Heritage Railway.

Goulburn views May 2007.

 Yass Junction

26th of May

Looking down with Yass Branch to left and Main Line to Albury and beyond

Yass Branch

Yass

Looking up from Yass Town

Station yard looking up

 

Gundagai is situated on the abandoned

 Cootamundra to Tumut branch

Up direction

Down direction

Site of turntable

Photo of a  1957 photo taken inside station building  showing  3059 taking water with turntable in background.

Beechworth is situated on the dismantled Everton to Yackandandah branch in North East Victoria.

The Everton to Beechworth section , which is now a railtrail, operated from 1876 to 1977  whilst the extension to Yackandandah was operational from 1894 until 1954.

9th of September

Up direction

Same view 1970.

 

 

Stations on the Up side of Beechworth.Myrtleford  and  Bright are on the dismantled  Everton to Bright  branch which is also a rail trail.

                                                               Note the incorrect spelling of "Baarmutha".

Down direction

Youth Centre

 25th of November

S 303 remained at Albury

whilst B74 took the train to Wodonga,

reversed the Parlour car,

returned to Albury,

reunited with S303

for the return trip to Melbourne.

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