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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.

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Site news


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:

  • 1 in 2 resleepering of the mainline between Geelong and the down side of Marshall with low-profile "partial replacement" concrete sleepers.
  • Relaying the McKilliop Street level crossing
  • Replacing the original 1912-era bridge span over Moorabool Street
  • Pit replacement at South Geelong station, replacing the track of number 1 road with concrete sleepers
  • Disconnecting the loop siding at Geelong Racecourse from the main line
  • Replacing the walkways of the Waurn Ponds Creek bridge
  • Building a new 7-span culvert underneath the railway embankment at Woolscour Lane
  • Pit replacement at Marshall station, replacing the track of number 1 road with concrete sleepers

Photos of the work done can be found in the Gallery - here.

February 10, 2010

New RSS feeds available

I 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:

Complete List...

Updated content


June 10, 2013 Williams Landing Station Location Photos Detailed
June 10, 2013 Palmers Road Location Detailed
February 20, 2013 Warncoort Station Location Photos Beginning
August 20, 2012 Loco Depot Location Photos Detailed
January 24, 2012 Warrnambool Pier Location Photos Detailed
January 22, 2012 International Harvester Location Detailed
December 28, 2011 Southern Cross Station Location Photos Very Detailed
December 28, 2011 Footscray Station Location Photos Very Detailed
December 28, 2011 Newport South Location Photos Very Detailed
December 28, 2011 Anglesea Road Location Photos Beginning

Complete List...

Updated galleries


Tarneit to Wyndham Vale

Tarneit to Wyndham Vale

January 25, 2014
Tarneit Station

Tarneit Station

January 25, 2014
Anderson Road, Albion

Anderson Road, Albion

January 25, 2014
Sunshine to Deer Park

Sunshine to Deer Park

January 25, 2014
Anderson Road, Sunshine

Anderson Road, Sunshine

January 25, 2014
Sunshine

Sunshine

January 25, 2014

Complete List...

Coming Soon...


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.