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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, 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

October 02, 2015

V/Line Geelong updates

The 2014-15 State Budget has allocated funds for a new stabling yard and maintenance depot at Waurn Ponds - here you can find the page on the new facility.

February 25, 2015

Regional Rail Link data added

With the pending opening of Regional Rail Link, I have added a rudimentary set of lineguide data to the site, along with links to the existing photos of the infrastructure along the way.

November 22, 2014

Waurn Ponds updates

With the new railway station at Waurn Ponds having opened back in October, I've finally gotten around to updating the Geelong line page to include it, also with uploading some photos of both it and the associated safeworking changes.

September 30, 2014

Regional Rail Link starts to wind up

I have uploaded another few months worth of Regional Rail Link updates - work is starting to wrap up, with all of the trackwork complete, works compounds have been dismantled, and new signals lit and and ready for use.

July 12, 2014

Regional Rail Link updates

I've just uploaded another round of Regional Rail Link updates. New track is in place all the way from Southern Cross all the way to West Werribee, with signalling works completed as far as Sunshine.

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Updated content

January 23, 2017 Maribyrnong River Line Lineguide Photos Very Detailed
January 2, 2017 Geelong and Warrnambool Line Lineguide Essay
December 29, 2016 Newport Workshops Article Beginning
December 23, 2016 Track distance changes on the Victorian rail network Article Very Detailed
September 22, 2016 Geelong Signal Control Centre Signal Box Location Photos Beginning
October 2, 2015 Waurn Ponds stabling yard Location Detailed
October 2, 2015 Geelong Loco Depot Location Photos Detailed
March 7, 2015 Dynon Road Location Photos Basic
February 25, 2015 Regional Rail Link Line Lineguide Very Detailed
February 25, 2015 Manor Junction Location Photos Basic

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Updated galleries

Little Malop Street

Little Malop Street

April 16, 2017
Caroline Springs

Caroline Springs

March 25, 2017
West Footscray

West Footscray

March 12, 2017
Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh

March 05, 2017
Caroline Springs

Caroline Springs

January 22, 2017


January 12, 2017

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Coming Soon...

Melbourne to Geelong and on to Warrnambool has now been covered, along with as well the various branches around Melbourne and Geelong. Geelong to Ballarat is currently in the works, with the Gheringhap to Maroona and Moriac to Wensleydale lines also partly researched.