Rail Geelong - hopefully everything you ever wanted to know about the history of the railways of Geelong and District, and then some.
Currently detailed histories are in place for the Melbourne - Geelong - Warrnambool, Geelong - Ballarat, Maribyrnong River Line, Newport Power Station, Altona, Fyansford, Cunningham Pier, Queenscliff, Geelong Racecourse, and Mortlake railway lines. Histories of the locations on the lines themselves have also been completed in various levels of detail.
Any comments or feedback is welcomed via the contact form.
|May 19, 2013||
A bit of a visual refresh
Every few years Victoria's rail operators decide to rebrand their operations, instead of fixing the things that passengers actually care about, like on time running. Taking a leaf out of their book, I've revamped the look and feel of this site, instead of updating the content you came here to see.
Hopefully I haven't broken anything in the process!
|March 16, 2013||
More Regional Rail Link updates
Over the weekend I spent a few hours driving the length of the Regional Rail Link project, from North Melbourne to West Werribee, via Footscray, Sunshine, Deer Park, Tarneit and Wyndham Vale. Here are the resulting photos of the RRL works.
|December 28, 2011||
Regional Rail Link works, and other project updates
In case you haven't noticed, over the past few months I have been uploading a large number of photos related various rail projects going on along the Geelong line. These include:
The Regional Rail Link works will be going for the new few years, the rest of the projects are either complete, or almost done.
|March 07, 2011||
Geelong line shutdown in February 2011
In late February 2011 V/Line shutdown the Geelong line between Geelong and Warrnambool to enable some major trackworks to be carried out. Works included:
Photos of the work done can be found in the Gallery - here.
|February 10, 2010||
New RSS feeds availableI have now created a RSS feed of recent changes to the site - it is available right here, the computer gurus among you can subscribe to it, and be informed when changes are made. I have also made available feeds for the image gallery:
|February 20, 2013||Warncoort Station||Location|
|February 19, 2013||Palmers Road||Location|
|August 20, 2012||Loco Depot||Location|
|January 24, 2012||Warrnambool Pier||Location|
|January 22, 2012||International Harvester||Location|
|December 28, 2011||Williams Landing Station||Location|
|December 28, 2011||Southern Cross Station||Location|
|December 28, 2011||Footscray Station||Location|
|December 28, 2011||Newport South||Location|
|December 28, 2011||Anglesea Road||Location|
Melbourne to Geelong and on to Warrnambool has now been covered, along with as well the various branches around Melbourne and Geelong. Geelong to Ballarat is currently in the works, with the Gheringhap to Maroona and Moriac to Wensleydale lines also partly researched.