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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


July 12, 2014

Regional Rail Link updates

I've just uploaded another round of Regional Rail Link updates. New track is in place all the way from Southern Cross all the way to West Werribee, with signalling works completed as far as Sunshine.

July 07, 2014

And everything is back!

I've finally finished rebuidling the site, with all of the photos back where they should be.

July 03, 2014

Rebuilding the site

You might have noticed things are a bit screwed up - I'm currently rebuilding the site on a new server after my old web host pulled the plug! Most of the content is back up and working, but the gallery is the hard bit.

Hopefully everything will be back in good time!

May 04, 2014

Three months of Regional Rail Link updates

I've just caught up with another three months worth of Regional Rail Link project updates. Track laying beside the suburban tracks is completed as far as Sunshine where two new platforms in use, the stations are Tarneit and Wyndham Vale are virtually completed, and track laying is well advanced between Deer Park and Werribee. Here are the resulting photos of the RRL works.

January 01, 2014

Still more Regional Rail Link updates

I've just caught up with my Regional Rail Link project updates. Now there are new tracks in use at North Melbourne, new flyovers at Footscray, new stations at West Footscray, tracklaying through to Sunshine, almost finished stations at Tarneit and Wyndham Vale, and a completed junction at Manor. Here are the resulting photos of the RRL works.

Complete List...

Updated content


February 11, 2014 Princes Highway, Winchelsea Location Beginning
June 10, 2013 Williams Landing Station Location Photos Detailed
June 10, 2013 Palmers Road Location Detailed
February 19, 2013 Warncoort Station Location Photos Beginning
August 19, 2012 Loco Depot Location Photos Detailed
January 23, 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

Complete List...

Updated galleries


Wyndham Vale to West Werribee

Wyndham Vale to West Werribee

July 06, 2014
Southern Cross platforms 1-8 to Dudley Street

Southern Cross platforms 1-8 to Dudley Street

July 02, 2014
Wyndham Vale Station

Wyndham Vale Station

June 28, 2014
Wyndham Vale to West Werribee

Wyndham Vale to West Werribee

June 28, 2014
Tarneit to Wyndham Vale

Tarneit to Wyndham Vale

June 28, 2014
Deer Park to Tarneit

Deer Park to Tarneit

June 28, 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.