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RAILWAYS 2009.
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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.

South Australian Track and Signal.


                                                                                 

 

 
 

Looking towards Wodonga where the line  now crosses

 the Lincoln Causeway on a bridge. 

Up direction.
Down direction.
28th March 2009.
Up direction.
Down direction.
24th May 2009.
Site of new Wodonga station (down direction).
Southern end of by-pass (down direction ).
Wodonga yard looking up from down end.
 

Number road has been lifted.
(Up direction)
Coach arrangements until rail  by-pass was completed.

 

 
The former fuel point /locomotive depot was still relatively unchanged.

Up standard gauge freight train passes the now abandoned Wodonga A Box.
and on towards Melbourne.

Note that the broad gauge track had been lifted.

 
 
 
Abandonded Wodonga A Box.

Note the 2 up  departure home signals have  been removed.

Wodonga yard from up end.
Number 1 road has  now been lifted.

Interior of abandoned A Box.

Interior 2 September 2007.

Interior 3 September 2007.

Interior 4 September 2007.

Wodonga Yard from A Box stairs.

 
From down end of platform looking down towards Albury.

Once the standard gauge line was  diverted the infamous High Street level crossing was no more.

Up side of Wodonga yard looking in down direction.

Standard Gauge track has been partially  removed once by-pass was

completed.

The spur line to Mars Corporation has been removed.

Photo taken in up direction.

Everything stops here.

Up "Countrylink"  at Melrose Drive  level crossing Wodonga .

 
8th June.

Albury Station.

 Former  Broad Gauge terminus.

Note the buses ,on extreme right hand side, used to carry passengers to Seymour 

whilst the broad gauge line was been converted to standard gauge.

 
 

Similar view 2006.

9th August 2009.

Construction  of the rail bridge  over the Lincoln Causeway has begun.

One lane each way was closed to allow bridge construction.

Up direction.

Down direction.
 

Future, now current,  Wodonga railway station site.
Down direction.

Upside of future Wodonga station site looking in Up direction.

5th April.

Site of former Yackandandah  station

Up direction.

 Yackandandah was the location for the 2004 movie "Strange Bedfellows" which starred Paul Hogan and Michael Caton 

and also the 1990's (?) movie  "A Far Country" which starred Michael York and Sigrid Thornton.

These 2009 photographs of the former Rushworth station were taken by Cass Alexander with whom I worked at Crawford Productions in 1968.

Cass owns the copyrights to these photos  and has allowed me to place them on this site.

Rushworth was the junction to the Colbinabbin and Girgarre branches.

9th July.

Former  Rushworth station in up direction. 


Same view 1968.


Same view 1968.


An interesting photo taken by Cass showing

the sleeper imprints (after heavy rain) on former

Rushworth to Girgarre branch.

 

ETTAMOGAH RAIL HUB.

20th September 2009. 

Melbourne bound CountryLink Express.

Down direction. 

Up direction.

Ettamogah is home to the

Ettamogah Pub

which is just over a kilometre from the Rail Hub and close to

the Table Top crossing loop.

WODONGA COAL SIDINGS.

Picture used from Google Earth.
The standard gauge branch from Wodonga Coal Sidings to Bandiana is now closed.

The Wodonga to Bandiana broad gauge branch closed in 1995.

28th SEPTEMBER 2009.

Wodonga Coal Sidings box  could be switched in if required.

Junee now control  from Junee NSW to Somerton in Victoria.

Melbourne to Sydney Countrylink Express @ Wodonga Coal Sidings.

Junction of now-closed Wodonga Coal Sidings branch to Bandiana (on left) and main line to Melbourne (on right).

Reverse view same location as above photo. 

180 degrees from previous view.

 

Junction  of former broad gauge (from Wodonga) and standard gauge (from Wodonga Coal Sidings).
 
 
Upside of Bandiana looking towards Wodonga.
Note the dual gauges and speed restriction sign.
 
 Bandiana Yard in down direction.

Down end of Bandiana Yard , adjacent to  former sale yards,looking up.

Original track formation in up direction.Note the whistle board.

Down direction towards Cudgewa.

 
11th OCTOBER 2009
 
ALBURY
Northern end looking towards station.
 
 Standard gauge track has been laid  at the former broad gauge platform
 
and has been joined to the main line.
 

New departure signal Melbourne end of platform.

Former staff barracks where  "foreign" crews stayed before returning trains to their own depots usually Melbourne , Junee , Goulburn or Sydney.

Former station master's residence.

 
By 25th October 2009.
the Wodonga rail bypass was progressing well.
The bridge supports were being built on Lincoln Causeway.
 
Up direction.
 
Down direction.
 
 
Site of new Wodonga Station
Down direction.
 
 Upside of future Wodonga Station site.
Up direction.

Wodonga Loop up direction.

 

Wodonga  end of bypass duplication

in down direction.

The  former broad gauge distant signal is extant.

 
Wodonga  end of bypass duplication
in up direction.
 
 
31st October.
Robinvale terminus in up direction.
 

 

 

 

November.
Steamrail Victoria ran a vintage train from Melbourne to Mildura.
Whilst in Mildura
 
Steamrail Victoria Inc ran shuttles all day down to
                                                     Merbein ,
 
 returned to Mildura,
 
 ran up to Irymple
and 
 
then back to Mildura.
 
 
 

Similar view 1967.

 
 
 
Similar view 1968.

Ararat Railway Museum

November 2009.

 
 
 
Standard Gauge crossing loop at Belair looking in up direction. 
The original broad gauge Up line has been converted to standard gauge.
 
If you're travelling on an Adelaide suburban train try to get a seat at the very front as you'll have a driver's eye view of the track ahead. 
 
The station has  been closed  for many years.
The building is currently used by Radio Rhema 104.9FM
and it's literature division "On Track" Book Shop.
Adelaide end. 
Heywood end.
 
Left line to Millicent & Beachport
and right line to Penola and onto Bordertown.
 
17th November 2009.
Down freight train, with locomotives N 40 & N 15, about to pass the abandoned
 
 
Same freight train crossing the Up Countrylink Inter City Express
at Table Top Crossing Loop.
Table Top station was originally at this location.
 
 
21st of December 2009.
The Wodonga rail bypass
 bridge girders have been placed
 over the Lincoln Causeway. 
 
 
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