Newport - Sunshine Line

Photos from the Newport - Sunshine freight line that runs via Brooklyn. For more details see Spotswood Depot.

Newport flour mill

January 20, 2019

Spotswood Depot

September 3, 2022

Caltex Siding

April 25, 2009

Amalgamated Workshops

June 6, 2009
Former VR Way and Works department workshops, the site is now partially vacant, United Gonian building their facility on the southern edge
Depot for standard gauge locomotives, built on the site of the former Victorian Railways Amalgamated Workshops

Brookwood sidings

October 29, 2007
Photos of the remains of the Brookwood sidings which branches off from the Newport - Sunshine line on the southern side of the West Gate Freeway. The sidings faced Newport and went west, going to various industries including a meatworks.
Photos of the second set of sidings at Brookwood. Located a few hundred metres closer to Sunshine, they served one industry and had their own lead off the main line


June 15, 2022
Photos of the Brooklyn sidings and signals there. It is the junction of the dual gauge line to Tottenham and the broad gauge line to Sunshine

Apex Quarry, Brooklyn

June 15, 2022
The Apex Quarry siding leaving from the Sunshine side of Brooklyn yard, and runs westward. After leaving the main line it curves slightly, crosses a road, and slips into two. The west branch goes the the former VR tip. The other continues on until it is running west and parallel to a dirt road. After about a km it crosses the road and goes into the quarry siding.

Washout sidings

February 28, 2009

Monsanto sidings

January 20, 2019
Grain elevators at Sunshine, beside the goods line
A new bridge was completed in 2009 to allow standard gauge trains to run from the North East Line to the Western SG Lines avoiding the need to run around in Tottenham Loop.