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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


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 02, 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.

April 15, 2019

Three new branch lines now covered

It has only taken me a decade, but the lineguides for three more south-west Victorian branch lines are now live:
February 16, 2019

More Ballarat Line Upgrade photos uploaded

I've added more new photos showing work on the Ballarat Line Upgrade project at Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley and Ballan.

Complete List...

Updated content


June 14, 2019 Trailable facing points at crossing loops Article Essay
May 30, 2019 Proposed railway to Portarlington Article Very Detailed
May 30, 2019 Proposed railway to Barwon Heads Article Essay
April 15, 2019 Alvie Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
April 15, 2019 Alvie Junction Location Basic
April 15, 2019 Kenny's Lane Location Basic
April 15, 2019 Cororooke Station Location Basic
April 15, 2019 Coragulac Station Location Basic
April 15, 2019 Alvie Ballast Siding Location Beginning
April 15, 2019 Alvie Station Location Basic

Complete List...

Updated galleries


November 9, 2019 - New station almost ready to be opened

November 9, 2019

70 new photos in the Cobblebank, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Millbrook Loop albums

November 4, 2019 - Crossover between North Shore track 'A' and 'B' removed after gauge conversion of the southern track

November 4, 2019

19 new photos in the Corio Independent Goods Line, Wyndham Vale Stabling, North Geelong and Geelong Station albums

October 29, 2019 - Hi-rail access point with a big gate to prevent unauthorised access

October 29, 2019

16 new photos in the Tarneit to Wyndham Vale, Wyndham Vale Stabling, Forsyth Road, Little River, South Geelong, Marshall and Wyndham Vale Station albums

October 28, 2019 - Replacement level crossing light gantry protected by concrete barriers

October 28, 2019

3 new photos in the Apex Quarry album

October 27, 2019 - STOP board on the broad gauge CIGL to North Geelong Yard link

October 27, 2019

16 new photos in the Corio Independent Goods Line, Aircraft Road level crossing removal project, Princes Freeway, Corio, Forsyth Road, North Geelong A, Newport and North Geelong Junction albums

October 13, 2019 - STOP board on the up end mainline connection to the broad gauge through siding

October 13, 2019

18 new photos in the Corio Independent Goods Line, North Geelong C, Tarneit to Wyndham Vale, Wyndham Vale Stabling, Little River, Midway Woodchip and South Geelong albums

Complete List...

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.