Richard Felstead's

Railways 2010.

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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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A down freight at Mittagong in the
 
 
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.
Wodonga cross-over which will allow trains
to change from East Line (current S G line on right )
to West Line (previous BG line) and vice versa.
Photo taken in 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.

Wodonga Station advisory sign.
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.
This section of track is now disused 
since  the Wodonga Rail By Pass has been completed. 
 
 
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
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.

Railways.