Richard Felstead's

Railways 2010.

(+ a bit of 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.


A down freight at Mittagong in the

NSW Southern Highlands.

15th February.

Nature has taken over at Wodonga.

Compare these pictures with

those from 2007 and 2009.

Looking up.

From steps of abandoned A Box.

From up end of yard.

Down "Economy Class"

on upside of

Wodonga near Kelly Street.

The future Wodonga Railway Station is starting to take shape.

It will have a large carpark with room for buses to manouvre.

This view taken in down direction.

Although no rail has been laid yet, some signals have been placed.

14th of March.

The rail is being laid and construction has started

on new railway station and

carpark is starting to take shape.

Bridge over Lincoln Causeway.

Up direction.

Down direction.

5th April.

After 3 weeks both lines

had been laid.

Upside of new Wodonga Station

in up direction.

Number 2 road at Wodonga

Standard Gauge loop ,

as well as the remainder of the

former broad gauge, has been removed.

New rail bypass is on right.

This is an up view.

Down direction with bypass on left and site of

Wodonga Standard Gauge Loop on right.

A small section of number 2 road is extant.

Former Cudgewa line

in up direction @ Wodonga.

Similar view 1970.

Site of former Hovell Street

Wodonga level crossing.

The former rail line location is on right of picture

just left of "Hovell Street" sign.

Similar view 1970.

Former Wodonga to Cudgewa branch between

Bandiana and Bonegilla.

Similar view 1972.

The new station is coming

along in leaps and bounds.


Signals have now been illuminated.

This view in down direction

near Murray River bridge.

Up direction.

A down suburban electric arriving at

Milson's Point on Sydney's

North Shore Line as the sun begins to set.

Circular Quay with a Wynyard and beyond at Platform 1

whilst a St James and beyond approaches on Platform 2.

Melbourne bound "Countrylink" InterCapital Express

@ High Street crossing Wodonga.

An up standard gauge freight

approaching

High Street Wodonga

level crossing

18th July 2010.

The last train for this section ran on Friday 23rd of July 2010

and the first train ran via the Rail Bypass later the same day.

(Note the remnants of the broad gauge line on left.)

The old Wodonga Station has been cleaned up.

Senserva P/L are checking the former station land

for contamination such as oil , diesel etc

before the land can be re-used.

The new Wodonga Station

appears to be at lock up stage.

18th July 2010.

2nd August 2010.

"Last" Countrylink to terminate at Albury.

Through running re-commenced the next day

it was then stopped again until early

September 2010

due to the unsafe condition of of the track.

Freight trains continued to use the line but not passenger trains.

Remnants of up end of former

Wodonga crossing loop in foreground

with East and West lines.

The Home Signals protect the down end of

the crossover for Melbourne bound trains.

Location of former Wodonga

crossing loop

with new rail bypass

looking in down direction.

Part of former crossing loop (number 1 road)

can be seen in the background

near the Hume Freeway bridge.

The new Wodonga rail station has been completed

but won't have trains stopping there until sometime in 2011.

13th November

Cabramatta.

Looking in down direction

(note the down repeater signal at rear of train)

and up direction.

Upside of Cabramatta with Central via Granville to left and, to right,Central via Sefton Berala and Lidcombe plus Central via Sefton and Bankstown.

Cootamundra.

15th of November

Up direction

and down direction.

Junee

Down direction

and Up direction with Narrandera

and beyond branch to left and,

on right, Main Line to Sydney.

Upside of Wodonga as a rail-replacement train

prepares to diverge from West to East line.