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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


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.
August 10, 2018

All aboard social media

You can now follow Rail Geelong on social media: Like or follow us today, and you'll be the first to know about updates to the site, newly uploaded photos in the gallery, and the anniversary of railway locations opening and closing.

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

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Updated galleries


July 14, 2019 - Site of the future track fan at the down end

July 14, 2019

20 new photos in the Wyndham Vale Stabling, Wyndham Vale South, McKillop Street, Shell Refinery and South Geelong albums

July 11, 2019 - Signal 11 for up broad gauge trains towards Brooklyn

July 11, 2019

11 new photos in the Francis Street, Aircraft Road level crossing removal project, Ballarat Station and Lal Lal albums

July 9, 2019 - Broad gauge track baulked at signal 9

July 9, 2019

5 new photos in the Francis Street and Brooklyn albums

June 23, 2019 - Axle counter at signal CGL44BI

June 23, 2019

25 new photos in the Corio Independent Goods Line, Aircraft Road level crossing removal project and Williams Landing albums

June 18, 2019 - Track to the turntable blocked

June 18, 2019

34 new photos in the Bacchus Marsh, Rockbank, Melton and Caroline Springs albums

June 11, 2019 - Repainted yellow lines for the pedestrian crossing at Somerville Road

June 11, 2019

1 new photos in the Brooklyn 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.