RICHARD FELSTEAD'S 

RAILWAY PAGE

 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.

Please click on photos to enlarge.


Anderson on the now-dismantled Nyora to Wonthaggi branch.

     Looking up towards Nyora  with down freight.

The morning  up rail motor approaching Anderson...

and at platform.

 

 

 Recent photos of  former Anderson Station.

Down freight at   Kilcunda.
(Photo labelled incorrectly)
 

Wonthaggi.

Korumburra on Nyora to Woodside branch.

Station yard looking up.

Site of Ruby Station

                                                                                     South Gippsland Tourist Railway site.
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

May 1969.


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.
Broadford Loop.
Beveridge Bank

 
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
 in 1970. 
 
Albury.
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.
Normally X or S class locomotives were used,
with a T class as back up, but on this occasion 2 T's were used.

Springhurst on North East Line.

From cab of  Up standard gauge  freight train.

By 31st October 2006 all points and signals for
Wahgunyah branch  had been removed.

Up direction.

Down side of Heathcote Junction from cab of Up standard gauge freight.

And upside.

 

Wodonga Locomotive Depot 1970.

 Junee.

Kapooka  down direction 1971.

R 707 on a down Tallangatta  Special approaching Wodonga.

Approaching  Bonegilla  on the now dismantled Wodonga to Cudgewa  branch.

Albury 1972.

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
 @ Harden.

Flinders Street Station  1972.This historical photo, taken from the National Mutual Building,

shows the Sandridge Rail Bridge when it was carrying both the St Kilda and Port Melbourne broad- gauge lines.

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.
(scanned negative)

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.
 Cheltenham station,
 including signal box,
on Frankston Line. 
 
The following pictures of Puffing Billy 
were scanned from original negatives.

 

 Ballarat 1990.

Warrenheip.

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

St Kilda tram 1985.

                                                                                   
Hay 1989.
2 HAY FM (92.1FM ) broadcasts
from the old station building.
Up direction.
 Down direction.
172 kilometres on up side of Hay
 Albury 1980's.
(Not sure of year).
Broad gauge sidings.
Google earth view 2013.