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16 Oct, 17 tweets, 8 min read
Good Morning Warrnambool !
Geelong - Winchelsea open 1876
Winchelsea - Birregurra 1877
Birregurra - Colac 1877
Colac - Camperdown 1883
Camperdown - Terang 1887
Terang - Warrnambool 1890
Warrnambool Station c. 1900s
The line then continued to Port Fairy. Dennington - Port Fairy closed 1977. There was a short branch to Warrnambool Pier.
Breakwater, Warrnambool. viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1904… via @Library_Vic c. 1900s
The rail link from Melbourne to Warrnambool was completed in December 1889. This photograph shows the first passenger train carrying the V.I.P's for the opening ceremony in 1889.
Locomotive is possibly X class 0-6-0 built Phoenix Ballarat 1886-87.
Warrnambool R.S.Branch. Staff. c. 1920
Tender of A2 933 and V 501
Train engine and carriages near the Warrnambool Railway Station
The locomotive is a C class. Probably c. 1890s.
DD 690 at Warrnambool 1911
South Kensington 5:19pm Warrnambool Passenger R 721
Weston Langford 23 December 1960
Warrnambool Up Passenger N 452
Weston Langford 27 December 1991
Warrnambool R 711 in background S 302 Passenger to Spencer Street
Weston Langford 25 September 1999 westonlangford.com/images/photo/1…
West Coast Railway operated services between Melbourne and Warrnambool from September 1993 until August 2004. R711 was often used for a Saturday service.
R711 at Warrnambool
R Dow 1998
I managed to do a trip to Warrnambool behind R 711.
West Coast Railway had a special carriage behind the engine for enthusiast types, that had opening windows!
Warrnambool B 61 Up Passenger
Weston Langford 13 November 1999
2-4-0T built in Phoenix Ballarat 1893, 2 nos. 522 & 524, had a full length tram type cab. Later cut back to this to reveal the chimney and drum dome. Scrapped ~1910.
Spencer Street 8:43am Warrnambool Passenger R 711
Weston Langford 8 July 2000
VLine resumed services to Warrnambool in 2004.
Spencer Street Platform 6 12:40pm Warrnambool Passenger S 302
Weston Langford 6 July 2005
Cabride R711 to Warrnambool 1999
Join the crew of R711 at Geelong on the Down journey for a fast run to Warrnambool. On the Up journey we rejoin the cab for a run from Geelong towards Melbourne.
Last steam revenue services in Oz.

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18 Oct
Good Morning Geelong!
First station was built as the terminus of the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company line 1854. Later relocated to the west, 1877 > 1881 current station building was constructed.

Geelong & Melbourne Railway Terminus, Geelong 1854
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/154036 Image
Network 1870
Geelong to Greenwich opened 1857. 1859 Williamstown line completed and trains could then run into Melbourne. Geelong - Ballarat open 1862. ImageImage
Geelong c. 1890
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18 Oct
Deepdene was a railway station on the Outer Circle railway line. First opened 1891, closed 1893. Reopened 1900 as a section of the Outer Circle line from Riversdale to Deepdene. Passenger service withdrawn 1927.
vrhistory.com/VRMaps/Vic1900… Image
DEEPDENE STATION 1926 - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
Crossing loop on the single track, with two side platforms.
The line was reopened beyond Deepdene February 1925 to allow a goods service to be run to East Kew station. This service closed 1943. Image
Riversdale signal and track layout 1924
Deepdene line top left. Image
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17 Oct
VR 2-4-0 passenger light line
Nos. 114 to 124 (even numbers)
Built Phoenix Ballarat 1874
Later known as K class. Last (118) was scrapped in 1905

K 114 c. 1890
livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/881… Image
Class K
Rolland, Jas. C. M., artist 1895
These locomotives were capable of about 30 mph maximum running. Image
Class K No. 114
Appears to be waiting to be scrapped. c. 1900-5 Image
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17 Oct
Victorian Railways Locomotives 1895
A series by artist Rolland, Jas C. M.

Class A1 (Kitson's) A2 (Beyer and Peacock's) and Class B-J Victorian Railways viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1056… via @Library_Vic Image
Class K-Q Victorian Railways and Class R1 (Kitson) R2 (Beyer-Peacock) R3 (Belgian) viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1057… via @Library_Vic Image
Class S-Z Victorian Railways and No. 162 ( and 164)
handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/95996 via @Library_Vic

All can be expanded at links. Image
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17 Oct
VR 0-6-0 type for light lines nos. 107 to 123 (odd numbers).
Built Phoenix Ballarat 1874
Later known as U class.
U 111 c. 1900s
slv.vic.gov.au/pictoria/gid/s… Image
U class were poor design, tended to oscillate, waddle from side to side, damaged light lines. Nickname of 'Buzzwinkers' the nickname of Ellen Grimes, a notorious madame of the Ballarat goldfields!
Expensive modifications were done.

wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS… Image
'Buzzwinker '111 (not yet classed) at Euchca. c. 1880s
railstory.org/chapter-four/ Image
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17 Oct
VR O class 0-6-0 goods
These were used extensively as the rail network developed.
Number 51, an O class engine, averaged 22,300 miles per annum over the five years 1864-1871, or about 70 miles per day.

VR Power Parade 1954 Image
0-6-0 mainline goods locomotive No.37 with other 0-6-0s and 2-4-0s at Spencer Street Engine Shed circa 1870.
railstory.org/chapter-four/ Image
Class O No 23
first of class c. 1900s Image
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