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13 Sep, 19 tweets, 9 min read
Katamatite railway was built as a tramway from Dookie opened 1890. Two years later VR took over the line, upgraded to normal VR standards.
Shepparton to Dookie VR railway was opened in 1888.
Dookie to Katamatite was closed in 1987.
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1930…
The Argus Thu 15 May 1890 Page 4
THE DOOKIE TO KATAMATITE RAILWAY.
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti…
Opening of the tramway (correctly described in the text).
Yarrawonga Council purchased from VR this loco, a carriage & six trucks for the tramway.
museumsvictoria.com.au/railways/image…
This loco was the first passenger engine purchased by VR, built in 1857 as 2-2-2 #1 converted to 2-4-0 1871 old V class. Worked the tramway returned to VR 1893 #528.
Shepparton - Katamatite 1928 timetable.
Note: Rail Motor (second class only).
victorianrailways.net/timetables/192…
The Rail Motor ...
Cosgrove Railway Station 1936.
Lost Dookie facebook.com/lostdookie/pho…
Converted Dodge automobile known as Passenger Mail Motor (PMM). Known as ' Tiger '
Walkabout.Vol. 5 No. 4 (1 February 1939)
nla.gov.au/nla.obj-728767…
continuation of the article referenced previously
Dookie crushed stone loading point.
Steam traction power!
Lost Dookie
facebook.com/lostdookie/pho…
Derailment at Dookie in 1964
Lost Dookie
facebook.com/lostdookie/pho…
T342 withdrawn 1989 and is now preserved > vicsig.net/index.php?page…
Katamatite
Up St Kevin's College Railway Club Special 56 RM 29 MT
Weston Langford 18 April 1959
westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
Katamatite Y 123
Weston Langford 3 May 1975
westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
Katamatite Looking towards Dookie
Weston Langford 3 May 1975
westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
Dookie Station looking towards Katamatite
Weston Langford 11 July 1998
westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
Line closed 1987.
Katamatite Up AREA Special Y 123
Weston Langford 3 May 1975
westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
Y129. Yabba North
Les Brown 1970
brownfam.com.au/ROLL106/ROLL10…
Dookie c. 1931
Lost Dookie
facebook.com/photo/?fbid=17…
Dookie Rail Trail
Dookie to Yabba South
walkingmaps.com.au/walk/555
Shepparton to Dookie was suspended in 2007.

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25 Sep
Waverley Road station
Opened on 3 Mar 1890 as 'Waverley' on the section between Burnley - Oakleigh stations, renamed on 23 Jun 1890.
Became a junction on 30 May 1890 when the line from Camberwell opened. Closed Dec 1895.

Network 1890
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1890… Image
Waverley Road was on the Outer Circle line. The station was about 120 meters south of Waverley Road.
The former ROW for the outer circle line can be seen on the google map image. The other diagram was done in 1907 for a land sale.
goo.gl/maps/HYVbN8PCP…
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/169573 ImageImage
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stonnington.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus…
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24 Sep
Mont Park branch line ~ 1 mile long.
The main line connection was at the up (Melbourne) end of Macleod station.
Opened 1911 and closed 1964. Goods only line, sparked in 1928. Line was built to service the Mont Park Asylum complex, construction funded by the Health Department. Image
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Nursing staff and patients Mont Park
flickr.com/photos/2581669… Image
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24 Sep
Good Morning Kew!
The Kew line branched from Hawthorn, station at Barker and then Kew. Single line 1.5 miles long. Opened 1887, officially closed 1957. Sparked 1922.

Map of the railway from Morgan's Street Directory 1938.
members.ozemail.com.au/~telica/The%20… Image
Kew line profile
'The gradients and curves diagram for the line from the 1919 VR Gradients & Curves book. The original name for Barker station was Barkers Road.'
members.ozemail.com.au/~telica/The%20… Image
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24 Sep
Spring Vale Cemetery railway branched from the Dandenong line just past (down) Spring Vale station. Was ~ 1.2 miles (1.9 km) in length. Opened 1904 closed officially 1951. Sparked 1922.
Spring Vale was changed to Springvale 1955.

1930 network diagram
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1930… Image
Plan of the line
victorianrailways.net/signaling/comp…
The loop at the Cemetery was not built. Image
Diagram of the Spring Vale Cemetery station.
victorianrailways.net/signaling/comp… Image
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23 Sep
Good Morning Ballarat East!
East Ballarat Town Council was amalgamated with Ballarat West Town Council in 1921 to become the City of Ballarat.
Ballarat East railway station opened 1860s, shortly after Ballarat West (now Ballarat).
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1930…
Track layout Ballarat 1913
victorianrailways.net/signaling/comp…
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victorianrailways.net/grades/alviema…
Colac - Alvie 1928 timetable
victorianrailways.net/timetables/192…
A passenger carriage was attached to the three weekly goods trains. After 1930 due to low number of passengers, they travelled in the guards van.
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