Vacuum Oil Coy

Line: Geelong and Warrnambool
Distance from Melbourne: 70.090 km
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Opened: October 5, 1920
Closed: February 5, 1964

This siding was one of three that were located at North Geelong, the others being for the British Imperial Oil Company and the C.O.R. Siding.

This siding was the second one provided in the area, and ran off at the down end of the station along the eastern side of the main line towards Geelong. Opened in 1920, in 1927 the Commonwealth Oil Refinery siding was provided, but was removed at an unknown date.

From 1960s the Country Roads Board begun to buy property in the area for future road widening, with the siding abolished in 1964. The site of the depot is now under the Margaret Street overpass, being taken up by the station car park and the expanded Princes Highway in the early 1970s.


October 5, 1920 Opened
February 5, 1964 Closed
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
April 11, 1863 Line duplicated North Geelong Junction to Geelong - due to construction of line to Ballarat


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