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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.

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Site news


May 31, 2022

Gallery updates from the Warrnambool line

Another group of new photos have been uploaded - progress on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade project at Camperdown and Boorcan Loop, as well as a side trip following the remains of the Timboon line.
January 14, 2022

Road trip along the Western Standard Gauge

Last week I went on a road trip along the Western Standard Gauge as far as Ararat - photos from that weekend are now online.
January 2, 2022

More new photos

Another round of new photos have been uploaded - progress on the second platform at Waurn Ponds station, the new North Williamstown station on the Ferguson Street level crossing removal project, and the pedestrian underpass at Aircraft station on the Aviation Road level crossing removal project.
December 5, 2021

Still more level crossing removal updates

Another round of new photos for the level crossing removal project, featuring are Fitzgerald Road, Mt Derrimut Road and Robinsons Road on Regional Rail Link through Deer Park, Fergerson Street on the Williamstown line, and Old Geelong Road and Aviation Road on the Werribee line.
June 25, 2021

More level crossing removal updates

Another round of new photos for the level crossing removal project, featuring Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee, Old Geelong Road at Hoppers Crossing, and Aviation Road at Aircraft station.

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Updated content


September 7, 2022 Lineside signs for speed restrictions Article Very Detailed
June 28, 2022 Cunningham Pier Line Lineguide Photos Essay
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

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Updated galleries


September 3, 2022 - Parkland outside the renovated heritage station building above platform 1

September 3, 2022

15 new photos in the Ferguson Street level crossing removal project, Spotswood Depot and South Kensington albums

August 21, 2022 - Cutting now excavated - fences, shared pathway and roadway still to be completed

August 21, 2022

12 new photos in the Robinsons Road level crossing removal project, Mt Derrimut Road level crossing removal project and Footscray albums

August 10, 2022 - 'No through road: use signalled crossing' signage for westbound cyclists at the new intersection of Forrest Street and Fitzgerald Road

August 10, 2022

4 new photos in the Fitzgerald Road level crossing removal project album

July 24, 2022 - Entry to Bob White Electrix off St Georges Road

July 24, 2022

3 new photos in the Bob White Electrix and North Shore albums

July 20, 2022 - Level crossing still in place at Fitzgerald Road but closed to traffic, the new road bridge now in use

July 20, 2022

12 new photos in the Fitzgerald Road level crossing removal project album

July 11, 2022 - Boom gates come down at the Fitzgerald Road level crossing

July 11, 2022

16 new photos in the Fitzgerald Road level crossing removal project 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.