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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

June 25, 2021

More level crossing removal updates

Another round of new photos for the level crossing removal project, featuring are 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.
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:

Complete List...

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

Complete List...

Updated galleries

September 28, 2021 - Steps down to Irving Street from the Footscray station footbridge

September 28, 2021

3 new photos in the Footscray album

May 23, 2021 - Grounded T van converted into a hut

May 23, 2021

3 new photos in the T van at North Shore album

May 15, 2021 - All three bridges completed, and landscaping underway on the north side

May 15, 2021

43 new photos in the Werribee Street level crossing removal project, Cherry Street level crossing removal project, Old Geelong Road level crossing removal project, Laverton, Aviation Road level crossing removal project and Hoppers Crossing albums

May 14, 2021 - Myki readers at the bottom of the temporary footbridge

May 14, 2021

21 new photos in the Aviation Road level crossing removal project album

May 9, 2021 - Signal LAR32 for up trains has been replaced with a tilt mast signal

May 9, 2021

1 new photo in the Lara album

May 8, 2021 - Bulldozer clearing space for more tracks at the north end of the terminal

May 8, 2021

12 new photos in the CRT Siding, Williamstown Beach, Williamstown Pier and Newport 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.