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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.

Any comments or feedback is welcomed via the contact form.

Site news


August 10, 2018

All aboard social media

You can now follow Rail Geelong on social media:
July 20, 2018

Ballarat Line Upgrade photos uploaded

I've added a handful of new photos showing work on the Ballarat Line Upgrade project at Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley and Ballan, as well as along the soon to be closed extended passing loop that runs via Bungaree.
April 23, 2018

Grade separating Kororoit Creek Road on the Altona line

I've created a new album of photos showing progress on the grade separation of the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing on the Altona line.
January 22, 2018

A few minor bug fixes

I've just fixed a bug where Google Maps were not displaying on pages - thanks for the heads up.
October 16, 2017

A few new articles on the side

I've added some new articles to the site over the past few months, going beyond the history of specific locations to future and abandoned projects.

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Updated content


June 20, 2018 Lineside signs for speed restrictions Article Very Detailed
January 22, 2018 Power Station and Oil Lines Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
October 16, 2017 1959 derailment at Armytage Article Photos Beginning
August 9, 2017 Future upgrades on Regional Rail Link Article Essay
August 9, 2017 Proposed track amplification projects Article Essay
May 31, 2017 Proposed Derrimut saleyards railway Article Very Detailed
January 23, 2017 Maribyrnong River Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
January 2, 2017 Geelong and Warrnambool Line Lineguide Essay
December 29, 2016 Newport Workshops Article Beginning
December 23, 2016 Track distance changes on the Victorian rail network Article Very Detailed

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Updated galleries


Grade separating Kororoit Creek Road on the Altona line

Grade separating Kororoit Creek Road on the Altona line

September 28, 2018
Newport

Newport

August 26, 2018
Parwan

Parwan

August 22, 2018
Rockbank

Rockbank

August 22, 2018
Ballan

Ballan

August 19, 2018
Geelong Locomotive Depot

Geelong Locomotive Depot

July 24, 2018

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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.