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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, Wensleydale, Forrest, Alvie, 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


January 14, 2022

Road trip along the Western Standard Gauge

Last week I went on a road trip along the Western Standard Gauge as far as Ararat - photos from that weekend are now online.
January 2, 2022

More new photos

Another round of new photos have been uploaded - progress on the second platform at Waurn Ponds station, the new North Williamstown station on the Ferguson Street level crossing removal project, and the pedestrian underpass at Aircraft station on the Aviation Road level crossing removal project.
December 5, 2021

Still more level crossing removal updates

Another round of new photos for the level crossing removal project, featuring are Fitzgerald Road, Mt Derrimut Road and Robinsons Road on Regional Rail Link through Deer Park, Fergerson Street on the Williamstown line, and Old Geelong Road and Aviation Road on the Werribee line.
June 25, 2021

More level crossing removal updates

Another round of new photos for the level crossing removal project, featuring Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee, Old Geelong Road at Hoppers Crossing, and Aviation Road at Aircraft station.
January 4, 2020

More Ballarat Line Upgrade photos

Even more Ballarat Line Upgrade project photos have been uploaded: from Rockbank, Cobblebank, Melton, Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley.

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Updated content


August 24, 2021 Paisley Station Location Photos Beginning
June 13, 2021 VicRail Altona - Somerton pipeline Article Essay
April 19, 2021 Fyansford Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
October 28, 2020 Francis Street Location Photos Basic
September 18, 2020 1952 Moriac crash Article Very Detailed
September 18, 2020 1976 Laverton derailment Article Beginning
September 10, 2020 Separation Street Bridge Location Photos Very Detailed
August 29, 2020 Breakwater Road Location Photos Beginning
August 29, 2020 Barwon River / Breakwater Road Location Photos Detailed
May 19, 2020 Waurn Ponds cement siding Location Photos Detailed

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Updated galleries


January 9, 2022 - Westmere now a CTC signalled crossing loop

January 9, 2022

44 new photos in the Westmere, Ararat Triangle, Ararat, Ararat Locomotive Depot, Cowies Creek, Bell Post Hill, Gheringhap - Inverleigh, Derrinallum Ballast Siding, Tooli Loop, Vite Vite, Pura Pura, Nerrin Nerrin, Mininera and Maroona albums

January 8, 2022 - Jacksons Creek Road level crossing

January 8, 2022

30 new photos in the Langi Logan, North Geelong, Ararat, Barwon Park Loop, Inverleigh, Berrybank, Vite Vite, Pura Pura, Tatyoon and Maroona albums

January 1, 2022 - Looking north under the new pedestrian underpass

January 1, 2022

19 new photos in the Aviation Road level crossing removal project and Forsyth Road albums

December 25, 2021 - Looking across to the new second platform

December 25, 2021

68 new photos in the Waurn Ponds Station, Bob White Electrix, Corio, Qube Intermodal, Geelong Station, Breakwater Road, Shell Refinery, Woolscour Lane, North Shore, Marshall, Barwon Heads Road, South Geelong, Robinsons Road level crossing removal project, North Geelong C, Midway Woodchip, North Geelong, Fitzgerald Road level crossing removal project, Lara and Gordon Avenue albums

December 18, 2021 - Southbound on the old bridge, bound for the city via Princes Freeway or Werribee via Princes Highway

December 18, 2021

6 new photos in the Old Geelong Road level crossing removal project album

December 17, 2021 - Heritage listed station building still in place above the new low level platform 1

December 17, 2021

41 new photos in the Ferguson Street level crossing removal project album

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Coming Soon...


Melbourne to Geelong and on to Warrnambool has now been covered, along with as well the various branch lines around Melbourne, and Geelong and the south-west. Geelong to Ballarat is currently in the works, along with the Gheringhap to Maroona and Colac to Ballarat lines also partly researched.