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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

Complete List...

Updated galleries


July 30, 2019 - Yet to be commissioned pedestrian crossing in the middle of nowhere at Paynes Road, Rockbank

July 30, 2019

37 new photos in the Rockbank, Maddingley, Cobblebank, Bacchus Marsh and Melton albums

July 28, 2019 - Gap beneath platform 5 marks where the point rodding once exited the signal box

July 28, 2019

1 new photos in the Footscray album

July 21, 2019 - Western ramp up to the footbridge

July 21, 2019

3 new photos in the Seddon and sunshine albums

July 20, 2019 - Expanded car park on the north-east side of the station

July 20, 2019

7 new photos in the Deer Park and South Kensington albums

July 14, 2019 - Excavation complete to make room for the yard headshunt, parallel to the main line

July 14, 2019

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

July 11, 2019 - 'V/Line' and 'VR' branded manhole covers

July 11, 2019

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

Complete List...

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.