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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, 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 22, 2018

A few minor bug fixes

I've just fixed a bug where Google Maps were not displaying on pages - thanks for the heads up.
October 16, 2017

A few new articles on the side

I've added some new articles to the site over the past few months, going beyond the history of specific locations to future and abandoned projects.
October 02, 2015

V/Line Geelong updates

The 2014-15 State Budget has allocated funds for a new stabling yard and maintenance depot at Waurn Ponds - here you can find the page on the new facility.

February 25, 2015

Regional Rail Link data added

With the pending opening of Regional Rail Link, I have added a rudimentary set of lineguide data to the site, along with links to the existing photos of the infrastructure along the way.

November 22, 2014

Waurn Ponds updates

With the new railway station at Waurn Ponds having opened back in October, I've finally gotten around to updating the Geelong line page to include it, also with uploading some photos of both it and the associated safeworking changes.

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Updated content


June 20, 2018 Lineside signs for speed restrictions Article Very Detailed
January 22, 2018 Power Station and Oil Lines Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
October 16, 2017 1959 derailment at Armytage Article Photos Beginning
August 9, 2017 Future upgrades on Regional Rail Link Article Essay
August 9, 2017 Proposed track amplification projects Article Essay
May 31, 2017 Proposed Derrimut saleyards railway Article Very Detailed
January 23, 2017 Maribyrnong River Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
January 2, 2017 Geelong and Warrnambool Line Lineguide Essay
December 29, 2016 Newport Workshops Article Beginning
December 23, 2016 Track distance changes on the Victorian rail network Article Very Detailed

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Updated galleries


Newport

Newport

May 30, 2018
Newport

Newport

April 22, 2018
Grade separating Kororoit Creek Road on the Altona line

Grade separating Kororoit Creek Road on the Altona line

April 22, 2018
Merton Street

Merton Street

April 22, 2018
Laverton Loop

Laverton Loop

April 22, 2018
Compulsorily acquired properties at Middle Footscray

Compulsorily acquired properties at Middle Footscray

March 16, 2018

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Coming Soon...


Melbourne to Geelong and on to Warrnambool has now been covered, along with as well the various branches around Melbourne and Geelong. Geelong to Ballarat is currently in the works, with the Gheringhap to Maroona and Moriac to Wensleydale lines also partly researched.