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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


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
April 25, 2020 The 'Geelong Flier' Article Very Detailed
April 16, 2020 Mortlake Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
April 16, 2020 Forrest Line Lineguide Photos Beginning
April 16, 2020 Wensleydale Line Lineguide Photos Detailed
November 18, 2019 Werribee Street Location Basic
November 18, 2019 Morris Road Location Beginning
November 18, 2019 Cherry Street Location Basic

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Updated galleries


January 4, 2020 - Tracks still in place leading to the turntable, but covered in gravel

January 4, 2020

31 new photos in the Bacchus Marsh, Rockbank and Maddingley albums

January 3, 2020 - Photo of the Laverton station footbridge features on the screen inside the lift

January 3, 2020

3 new photos in the Laverton album

December 22, 2019 - Grain stockpile area taken over by Qube to build a loading hardstand

December 22, 2019

4 new photos in the Corio Independent Goods Line album

December 11, 2019 - Building retaining walls for the approach embankments

December 11, 2019

1 new photos in the Forsyth Road album

November 27, 2019 - Bus interchange on the northern side of the station

November 27, 2019

43 new photos in the Rockbank, Melton and Cobblebank albums

November 24, 2019 - Access to the island platform from Maidstone Street

November 24, 2019

5 new photos in the Westona 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.