Apex Quarries

Industry
Lines: Geelong and WarrnamboolCorio Independent Goods Line
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Opened: July 30, 1982

Opened in 1982, this siding serves the adjacent Boral asphalt plant. Crushed stone is delivered by rail in hoppers from the Apex Quarry at Kilmore East. An under track conveyor is provided for the discharge of the stone. The mainline connection was altered as part of the Corio Independent Goods Line works of 2008. Until 2009 trains ran to the siding around once a week, but with the relocation of the plant the last train ran in May 2009. The new plant is on Heales Road, Lara and is not rail served, the North Shore plant was demolished in November 2009.

Events


April 29, 1982 Push buttons provided for Flashing Lights at North Shore Road account Apex Quarries Siding
July 30, 1982 Apex Quarries Siding brought into use
October 26, 1982 Apex Quarries Siding brought into service. Leads off International Harvestors Sdg headshunt adjacent to Phosphate Siding
Line Opened
November 1, 1856 Line opened Lara to Geelong
June 25, 1857 Line officially opened between Geelong and at temporary terminus at Greenwich. A ferry was used the complete the journey to Melbourne
October 3, 1857 Temporary Greenwich terminal and stub line closed. Geelong line now connected to the partially completed Williamstown line. A ferry complete the journey from Williamstown to Melbourne
January 17, 1859 Williamstown line finally completed to Melbourne. Geelong trains can now operate direct to Spencer Street Station
Track Amplified
February 8, 1959 Line duplicated Corio to North Geelong A

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Gravel hoppers all cut up

November 07, 2009

Scrap metal everywhere

November 07, 2009

Loading conveyor still there

November 07, 2009

Demolition work underway

November 02, 2009

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