1969 to 1997 + 1985 + 1989
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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.
Looking up towards Nyora with down freight.
The morning up rail motor approaching Anderson...
and at platform.
Down freight at Kilcunda.
(Photo labelled incorrectly)
Station yard looking up.
Site of Ruby Station
View from down freight approaching Fish Creek on Woodside branch
although by 1969 the line terminated at Yarram.
At this time Fish Creek was the most southerly railway station on mainland Australia.
Further down the line approaching Foster.
Former Whittlesea terminus
Down side of Kilmore on Heathcote branch
6 months after line closure.
Ettamogah home of the Ettamogah Pub.
Same location 24th February 2008.
X 32 @ Albury about to run an
up freight to Melbourne.
Down Melbourne to Albury
Broad Gauge Pass
on down side of Bowser.
Crossing X35 with a down
freight at Wangaratta.
From Jacana Flyover
with main down broad gauge nearest to camera
and up & down broad gauge freight line to and from Albion.
T 413 and T 406 hauling an up Cudgewa broad gauge
freight approaching Wodonga with
driver John Wirges and fireman John Croft
Undated , although I suspect 1970's,
colour transparency from my late brother Larry's collection.
It shows on left Y 107 broad gauge pilot
(operated by a Wodonga Locomotive crew)
and the now former Albury Locomotive Depot .
Note the two-position signals as the line between Albury and Junee
was operated under electric staff safe-working.
It is now controlled centrally from Junee.
Photo taken in up direction.
Locomotive 5241 performing shunting duties.
Christmas Day 1970.
An Up freight , of which I was the fireman,awaiting departure to Melbourne.
with a T class as back up, but on this occasion 2 T's were used.
From cab of Up standard gauge freight train.
By 31st October 2006 all points and signals for
Wahgunyah branch had been removed.
Down side of Heathcote Junction from cab of Up standard gauge freight.
Wodonga Locomotive Depot 1970.
I think this is either Kapooka or more likely Junee.
I've asked Rolfe Bozier if he can help identify this location.
Kapooka down direction 1971.
R 707 on a down Tallangatta Special approaching Wodonga.
A down NSW freight train waits for its 44 class locomtives to be detached
before the Victorian railways X class runs the train up to Melbourne.
Up Riverina Express waits to depart.
Looking up toward Sydney.
Similar view 27th August 2006.
Down InterCapital Daylight Express
Directly accross the Yarra River is the present site of Southbank.
In the middle foreground is the Melbourne Arts Centre before its spire was built.
On the extreme right is the now-demolished Prince Henry's Hospital.
Since this is a railway page , in the foreground,there is a suburban electric Tait train.
Workman's Rail Motor at Barnawatha 1972.
Abandoned Barnawatha Station 24th September 2006.
An up standard gauge freight 8kms south of Wodonga.
No 90 up broad gauge freight 5kms south of Wodonga.
Up Inter Capital Daylight Express
upside of Wodonga.
X 38 , with 46 wagons weighing 825 tons,at South Dynon Yard.
This train was delayed 24 hours due to the Jacana derailment.
Jacana derailment 20th December 1972.
Railway media 1973.
I was fireman on the Southern Aurora.
including signal box,
on Frankston Line.
The following pictures of Puffing Billy
were scanned from original negatives.
Melbourne via Bacchus Marsh line to the left and
Melbourne via North Geelong to the right.
Meredith on Geelong to Ballarat line with
down freight train exchanging safe-working staff.
Moorabool near Geelong.
Up Warrnambool to Melbourne Pass
at North Geelong.
Down North Coast XPT
at Strathfield NSW.
St Kilda tram 1985.
2 HAY FM (92.1FM ) broadcasts
from the old station building.
172 kilometres on up side of Hay