Cheetham's Siding

Industry
Line: Queenscliff
Distance from Melbourne: 77.649 km
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Opened: December 17, 1909
Closed: January 1, 1978

Originally opened to service the Cheetham's Salt Works located on the shores of Corio Bay to the north. A 2 foot gauge tramway was built between the siding and the salt works alongside Wilsons Road. The tramway was originally horse drawn, with diesel and petrol mechanical locomotives later used. A large shed spanned the tramway and loop siding.

Upon the closure of the railway, salt was trucked to the Geelong goods shed where it was transferred to rail. Full road haulage took over when the goods shed closed in the late 1980s.

Events


December 17, 1909 Opened
1958 Tramway closed
January 1, 1978 Closed
Line Opened
May 21, 1879 Line opened Queenscliff Junction to Queenscliff
Safeworking
November 6, 1976 Queenscliff closed. Staff and Ticket section now South Geelong - Cheetham's Siding
Line Closed
November 6, 1976 Line closed Cheetham's Siding to Queenscliff
January 1, 1978 Line closed South Geelong to Cheetham's Siding

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