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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.

Any comments or feedback is welcomed via the contact form.

Site news

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.
November 18, 2019

Updates on level crossing removals

Over the past few years the Level Crossing Removal Authority has been replacing level crossings across Melbourne with new bridges - so I've gone through the site, and made sure everything is up to date.
November 16, 2019

More new photo uploads

Another batch of photos have been uploaded, including:

  • Ballarat Line Upgrade project at Rockbank, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley, Ballan, Millbrook and Wendouree,
  • Wyndham Vale stabling project,
  • changes at North Shore on the Corio Independent Goods Line for rumoured cement trains,
  • road widening at Forsyth Road and Derrimut Road.

May 31, 2019

Exploring railways that were never built

I've just published three new articles on proposed railway lines that were never built:

May 2, 2019

I've just launched my page on Patreon

I've just launched my page on Patreon! In case you’re wondering, Patreon is a simple way for you to contribute to the running of this site, and you get a sneak peek at what's coming up on my other websites in return!

Head over to https://www.patreon.com/wongm to find out more.

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Updated content

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
May 17, 2020 Werribee Racecourse Station Location Photos Beginning
May 7, 2020 1995 Werribee derailment Article Photos Essay

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Updated galleries

November 7, 2020 - Looking down the temporary SG track slew to the north of the worksite, allowing trains to still run

November 7, 2020

26 new photos in the Werribee Street level crossing removal project, Cherry Street level crossing removal project and Old Geelong Road level crossing removal project albums

June 30, 2020 - Remnant 'RAIL' signage on the remaining roadway under the western approach span

June 30, 2020

4 new photos in the Kororoit Creek Road album

June 29, 2020 - Signal for up trains on the west line at Aircraft

June 29, 2020

6 new photos in the Aircraft and Aviation Road level crossing removal project albums

June 6, 2020 - Mural at South Kensington painted over in plain beige

June 6, 2020

1 new photo in the South Kensington album

June 3, 2020 - Bricked up wall where the stairs to the Victoria Street terrace houses used to be

June 3, 2020

1 new photo in the Compulsorily acquired properties at Middle Footscray album

March 24, 2020 - B68 a bit faded compared to my last visit

March 24, 2020

1 new photo in the Albert Batty scrapmetal 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.