RAILWAYS & TRAMWAYS 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.
Cressy on Victoria's western plains.
This line was broad gauge but is now standard gauge
from Melbourne via North Geelong to Ararat
and through to Adelaide.
R 749 in background.
Langi Logan on Ararat - Portland Line.
Les Brown has many photos of this ARHS excursion.Alamein Station terminus.
The Camberwell to Alamein line is the only
remaining section of the former Outer Circle Railway.
An up Alamein Line Sunday shuttle
Formation of former Outer Circle Railway
between Willsmere and East Kew.
Puffing Billy Locomotive 14A over the pit at Belgrave.
Menzies Creek on Belgrave to Emerald narrow gauge line
which has been extended to the original terminus of Gembrook.
Spencer Street Station, platform 1.
This was part of a Victorian Railway's exhibition.
There was a shuttle service to
Flemington Racecourse platform.
Before the Altona line was extended to Laverton, there were 3 stations.
After leaving Newport the first was the now-abandoned Mobiltown station
next was Seaholme Station
then the Altona terminus.
D3 639 Locomotive plate.
D3 639 at Flinders Street Station.
Tottenham - Brooklyn Loop.Have included this photo for historical purposes.
Picture taken 6th July 1968.
Thanks to Les Brown for this information.
and at Geelong.
K 183 with down special on the now - closed
Geelong to Fyansford branch.
changed to T 413, and was used mainly on the Wodonga to Cudgewa branch ,in Victoria's north east,
Garrett steam locomotive at Fyansford.
Mortlake.Apart from the Terang Race Course,
Mortlake was the only station on this now-closed branch.
broad gauge whilst the
standard gauge line (from North Geelong) continues to Adelaide.
R 749 on turntable at Ararat.
R 749 being serviced at Ararat.
R 749 at Spencer Street Station.
Flinders Street viaduct.
Picture taken from Crawford Productions music editing studio which was situated on
3rd floor of "Olderfleet" Building 475 Collins Street Melbourne.
Approaching Spencer Street Station from Flinders Street viaduct.
On the right is the then Victorian Railways Head Office.
Down St Albans Line suburban "Tait" electric
arriving at Spencer Street Station.
Last train to Heathcote 9th November 1968.
Down InterCapital Daylight between Broadmeadows and Somerton.
Down ICD crossing Up Spirit of Progress at Somerton Loop.
K 184 and D3 639 at Wallan.
Standard gauge crossing loop is in foreground.
Taking water at Wallan.
Similar view November 2008.
Next two photos waiting to depart Heathcote Junction.
First photo incorrectly labelled.
Climbing from Heathcote Junction to Bylands and beyond.
The Hume Freeway is now near this location.
Bylands Station.There is now a Tramway Museum at this location.
Between Bylands and Kilmore at 42 miles 22 chains from Spencer Street Station.
Don't you just love those imperial distances?
Kilmore looking down....
Between Kilmore and High Camp
at 48 miles & 64 chains.
Both D3 639 & K 184 were turned at Tooborac then
one of the locomotives ran tender-first to Heathcote.
Departing. Note the station location board.
Les Brown's photos of "Last train to Heathcote".
Interior of 1st class ICD Passenger Car.
ICD Buffet Car.
Up Southern Aurora (near Broadford?).
J 514 in Yea Yard.
Up direction November 2008. My thanks to John Cleverdon ,
who owns the copyright of these next 2 photos, for allowing me to use them.
Sign on upside of tunnel.
If anyone knows the locations of these
Tallarook - Mansfield line photos,
please send me an email me and I'll update this site.
Possibly between Molesworth and Cathkin.
Up direction 1968.
Down direction 24th of May 2008.
My thanks to John Cleverdon,
who owns the copyright
of this picture,
for allowing my use of it.
Mike Walters has an interesting site on the former
Mansfield Branch including scale models.
Crossing Lake Eildon.
B 85 at Lethridge on Geelong to Ballarat line.
Outside railway station.
Mount Pleasant line.
Returning from Sebastapol.
Interior of Number 21.
Lydiard Street North Line.
Victoria Street line.
Upside of Wahring between Mangalore
and Murchison East on Shepparton line.
K 184 & R 749 at Murchison East.
This was the junction to Rushworth
Crossing Goulburn River
between Murchison East and Murchison.
Departing for Girgarre.
Back to Rushworth then on to Colbinabbin.
(Apologies for picture quality
as it was almost dark when we arrived)
Note: Former Lancefield Branch.
Down Bendigo Pass
The signals in foreground are unique because
there is both an up signal to Melbourne
and a down signal to Maryborough on the same post.
Down Special and down Swan Hill Pass.Kerang on a down special to Swan Hill.
Leaving Swan Hill on return journey.
L1157 @ Flinders Street Station