1966 and 1967
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
North Sydney Car Sidings.
This was the terminus of the
North Shore Line before
the Harbour Bridge was built.
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.
Next station after Central is Redfern.
Campbelltown with a down rail motor.
Jolimont Rail Yards looking east.
A down Upfield Line suburban electric
arriving at Royal Park.
The abandoned North Carlton Station
on the now-dismantled Inner Circle Railway.
To the right is the branch to Fitzroy and straight ahead
the former line to Northcote Junction and beyond to Whittlesea.
South Morang line is on right where former triangle can easily be seen.
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.
2010 and beyond.