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14 Sep, 19 tweets, 9 min read
Good Morning Cobram ( and Yarroweyah ) !
Strathmerton to Cobram railway opened 1888
Passenger services withdrawn 1993
Line closed 1999

1930 VR Network map of the region
Walker rail motor at Cobram Station, post-1948
c. 1950s. Note silos in the distant.
Railway track layers at work between Cobram and Yarroweyah in Northern Victoria 1962
Goods train at Cobram station
c. 1960s J class
"Train Time Cobram"
c. 1890/1900s
Return of the passenger train in 1983 to Cobram.
Services were cut back to Numurkah in 1981 but restored in 1983. Subsequently cut in 1993.
The Cobram Barooga Punt 1893
Cobram 13 RM
Weston Langford 10 March 1975
Yarroweyah Looking towards Cobram
Weston Langford 14 January 1992
Yarroweyah Looking towards Cobram
Weston Langford 14 January 1992
Strathmerton Up Passenger from Tocumwal T 353 and 13 RM on Cobram Line
Weston Langford 10 March 1975
Cobram Down Passenger A 60
Weston Langford 27 September 1990https://westonlangford.com/images/photo/117367/
Cobram Up Passenger X 42
Weston Langford 11 August 1993
Cobram Up AREA Special 58 RM
Weston Langford 29 December 1994
Cobram End of track Up ARE Special 43 DRC
Weston Langford 11 July 1998
Line closed 1999
The defunct station building at Cobram
Tuesday, 23rd January 2007
Photo: Matt Julian
Some more recent photographs > railgallery.wongm.com/goulburn-valle…

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23 Sep
The Alvie branch left the Port Fairy railway just west of Colac and headed north to Alvie. The line was around 10 miles long, opened 1923 closed 1954. Alvie was suited to grazing, dairying and vegetable-growing, particularly potatoes and onions.
victorianrailways.net/grades/alviema… Image
Colac - Alvie 1928 timetable
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. Image
Read 12 tweets
22 Sep
Good Morning Skipton!
Branch line running south west from Ballarat to the town of Skipton
Newtown - Linton opened 1890
Linton - Skipton opened 1916
Closed Newtown - Skipton 1986 ImageImage
Grade profile Linton Junction to Skipton
victorianrailways.net/grades/lintonj… Image
Skipton - construction diagram 1916
53' turntable and engine shed provided Image
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22 Sep
Maldon to Shelbourne opened 1891. The line was planned to extend 8 miles (13 km) beyond Shelbourne to Laanecoorie. Work on that section was suspended in 1890, even though initial works had been done.
Maldon to Shelbourne closed 1969 after bush fires.
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1930… Image
Castlemaine to Maldon opened in 1884.
Due to the facing junction of the Shelbourne extension, when services to Shelbourne reached Maldon, the locomotives changed ends in order to run from there to Shelbourne.
victorianrailways.net/grades/maldon/… Image
Due to the proximity of Maldon station to Mount Tarrengower, the railway could not be extended from the station and a junction was created ~ 1km on the Castlemaine side of Maldon.

Special to Shelbourne at Shelbourne junction 1968
Line to Shelbourne right Image
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21 Sep
The Stawell to Grampians railway was first used in 1882. Built to transport stone from the Mt Difficult Heatherlie “Grampians freestone” quarry to Stawell for local use and transport to Melbourne and elsewhere. Last train 1942 officially closed 1949.
The railway was sometimes referred as a 'tramway'. Light rail was used, 50lb, compared to the usual 60lb or better for most VR branch lines.

Line profile Stawell to Grampians
Picnic trains from Stawell were run on occasion in the early days.
A regular timetabled passenger service was not provided.

Illustrated Australian News Wed 25 Nov 1885 Page 203
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21 Sep
When you could travel by rail from Nambour to Coolum

'Passenger train on the line between Coolum and Nambour, ca 1925'
'Eudlo' locomotive with passenger carriages at the Coolum tramline terminus, ca 1926 sunshinecoast.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus…
Eudlo 0-6-0 was built Fowler 1924 2' gauge
Moreton Central Sugar Mill Co, Tank Locomotive "Eudlo", Moreton Mill, Nambour Qld, [1950s]
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20 Sep
Good Morning Forrest!
Branched off at Birregurra, and ran through the foothills of the Otway Ranges to the town of Forrest.
Open to Deans Marsh on 19 Dec 1889, to Forrest on 5 Jun 1891. Line closed 1957.
Birregurra layout 1947 - junction for the Forrest branch
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