RICHARD FELSTEAD'S

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1966 and 1967


including  SYDNEY 1967 & 1968


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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.

Please click on photos to enlarge.
Victorian Railways bus leaving Keys Street Beaumaris for Sandringham where
 it will connect with a suburban electric train to Flinders Street and
 (in those days) onto Broadmeadows.


Down Sandringham Line "Tait" electric suburban
arriving at Hampton.

Spencer Street Station is now called
 Southern Cross Station.

Seymour Station
Refreshment Rooms.
 
 
The now-dismantled Billy Hughes Bridge
about 12 kms north of Albury NSW.

Same location 24th February 2008.
 
 The former Table Top Station 
is now a crossing loop.
4458 heads a down freight  as an
up special awaits safe-working clearance to Gerogery.
 
Down freight at Gerogery in Southern NSW.
Note the 2 position signals.
 

Belgrave narrow gauge station
home of Puffing Billy.
Pre-metric Puffing Billy information.

Up platform of Middle Park Station on
Flinders Street to St Kilda branch.
This line is now a standard gauge tramway.

Approaching Maryborough from Castlemaine.
Dunnolly & beyond line on right.
Avoca.
Re-opening of broad gauge line to Ararat
 which was later converted to standard gauge.
There is not a reflective-vested security person in sight.

Approaching Elmshurst on way to Ararat.
Australian Railway Enthusiasts Down Special
 at Ingliston Bank 22nd July 1967.
I tried an "arty" photo and deliberately
 placed a person in front of me.
Les Brown has confirmed it is  him.
Please click
here to see this photo as well as
others he took on this Skipton Special.
Graeme Reid's 8mm silent movie of this event.

 
Smythesdale Viaduct on former
 Ballarat to Skipton branch.
Newtown  was on Ballarat to Skipton line
and a junction to Colac via Cressy.
Skipton terminus of branch from Ballarat.
This is now a Rail Trail.


Same view 2012.

Healesville terminus north east of Melbourne.
View from Spencer Street to Daylesford
passenger train at
Carlsruhe
looking towards Bendigo and beyond.

T 336 at Daylesford.
The
Central Highlands Tourist Railway
operate part of the former
 Carlsruhe to Daylesford branch.


Upside of Daylesford with left  line
 to Melbourne via Carlsrhue
and to right formation of former
 line to Ballarat via Creswick.



Up freight train (on then broad gauge)
approaching
Gheringhap.

Melbourne skyline from Richmond station
 with a departing up Harris suburban electric.
The
Melbourne Tennis Centre
 is now situated on left of picture.

Melbourne skyline a year later
 about 500 metres on upside of Richmond.
On left railway workshops and
 on right Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Sandringham Line on left with
Dandenong (since extended to Pakenham) & Frankston lines  in middle
 and Lilydale, Belgrave and Glen Waverley lines nearest to camera.

Up Harris suburban electric at
Cheltenham.

B 76 on a "Victour" Special
at Spencer Street Station.

 
SYDNEY & ENVIRONS
1967 and 1968.

Up freight train decending Blue Mountains.

 

 Site of now restored Zig Zag  Railway with
 Main Western Line at bottom of picture.
A north bound (down) freight train headed
by a 46-class locomotive passing along
Mullet Creek before approaching Wondabyne
 
Driver's view of Hawksbury River Bridge from up train.
Mount Ku-ring gai with an up inter urban electric heading
 
A down suburban arriving at Turramurra.
 
Similar view 2013.
Wikipedia link.
 North Sydney Car Sidings.
This was the terminus of the
the Harbour Bridge was built.
Circular Quay looking towards Wynyard.
Milsons Point  with a down suburban electric.
View from south east pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge
 as an up suburban electric descends
 into underground towards Wynyard.
After exiting City Circle the next station is Central.
Next station after Central is Redfern.
 
Campbelltown with a down rail motor.
Melbourne's
Jolimont Rail Yards looking east. 
A down Upfield Line suburban electric
arriving at Royal Park.
Immediate down side of Royal Park is the now
dismantled (closest to camera)
Inner Circle Railway which originally
 went via
Northcote Junction to Whittlesea but
by 1967  had terminated at North Fitzroy.
 
The abandoned North Carlton Station
on the  now-dismantled Inner Circle Railway.
 

North Fitzroy Station.

To the right is the branch to Fitzroy and straight ahead

the former line to Northcote Junction and beyond to Whittlesea.



Google Earth view in 2012  of former North Fitzroy Rail Station  location.
South Morang line is on right where former triangle can easily be seen.

 
South Morang
on former Whittlesea line.

 
Site of former junction of
in up direction where it
branched from Lilydale Line.
Hawthorn Football Club is on extreme left.
Down direction from previous photo.
 
 
Visitors since 13th December 2009.


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