RICHARD FELSTEAD'S

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
near Riversdale.


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.

Melbourne Showgrounds Station.

Down Upfield Line suburban electric between Gowrie and Upfield.


Newport Station with a down Altona line suburban electric.

                                                                                                                 

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.

                                                  D3 639 near Manor on  the Melbourne to Geelong line.

Approaching Geelong.....

and at Geelong.

K 183  with down special  on   the now - closed

Geelong to Fyansford branch.

Shunting duties.

D1 at Fyansford  Cement Works.This locomotive was purchased by the Victorian Railways,

changed to T 413, and was used  mainly on the Wodonga to Cudgewa branch ,in Victoria's north east,

due to it being the only T class with a dynamic brake.


Garrett steam locomotive at Fyansford.

  Mortlake.Apart from the Terang Race Course,

Mortlake was the only station on this now-closed branch.

 
                                                                                                                   Moorabool Viaduct

Ararat  is on the Melbourne  via Ballarat line 

 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.

Down side of Somerton.

K 184 and D3 639 at Wallan.

Standard  gauge crossing loop is in foreground.

Taking water at Wallan.

Exchanging staff at Heathcote Junction.

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....


and up.

 Between Kilmore and High Camp
                       at 48 miles & 64 chains.

Tooborac.

Both D3 639 & K 184 were turned at Tooborac then
one of the locomotives ran tender-first to Heathcote.

Heathcote Terminus.


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?).

Yea Station.


J 514 in Yea Yard.


Cathkin showing

Alexandra Branch.

Down direction.

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.
Crossing Lake Eildon. 
 

Approaching Tallarook.

B 85 at Lethridge on Geelong to Ballarat line.

Ballarat Station.

BALLARAT  TRAMS.

Outside railway station.

Sturt Street.


Mount Pleasant line.


Sebastapol terminus.

Returning from Sebastapol.

Interior of Number 21.

Lydiard Street North Line.

View Point.

Victoria Street line.

Lake Wendouree.

Gardens line.

BENDIGO TRAMS.

Depot.

Charing Cross.

Eaglehawk Line.

North Bendigo.

Golden Square.

Bendigo Tramways Home Page.

RM 55 and Yarra car upside of Rupertswood on Bendigo 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 
which in turn had branches to Girgarre and Colbinabbin .

Crossing Goulburn River 
 between Murchison East and Murchison.

Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail.

Rushworth station.

Departing for Girgarre.

Stanhope.

Girgarre.

Back to Rushworth then on to Colbinabbin.

Colbinabbin.

(Apologies for picture quality

 as it was almost dark when we arrived)

Clarkfield on

Melbourne to Bendigo Line.

Looking up.

                                                                                                                     Looking down.
                                                                                        Note: Former Lancefield Branch.

Down Bendigo Pass
passing Rupertswood.


                                                                                                               
                                                                                 Woodend.                                                                    
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.

 

Bendigo.

                                                                                R 707 at Kerang on a down special to Swan Hill.

Leaving  Swan Hill on return journey.


L1157 @ Flinders Street Station

  

  L 1157 at Morwell.