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22 Nov, 16 tweets, 8 min read
Good Morning Moyhu!
Moyhu station was on the Wangaratta - Whitfield VR 2' 6" railway. Around 16 miles from Wang' and about 14 miles from Whitfield. Open 1899 closed 1953.

Moyhu diagram
The siding to Hanson's Dairy Co. was opened on 1/3/1920
The postal motor & trailer ' Spirit of Salts ' at Moyhu.
c. 1950s
A typical mixed train on the Whitfield line
The only lineside industry was the dairy at Moyhu. The majority of stations were name boards at road crossings.
A length of 2ft 6in track, the 162 milepost and the Moyhu nameboard mark the location of Moyhu station today
VR Whitfield-Wangaratta line interpretive sign at Moyhu station site
Ray McDermott 2010
Moyhu Lions Park Mural
October 2018
NA 2A was built by Baldwin USA 1898. One of two compound NAs (the other 4A). 2A was used on the Whitfield line in the early days. It is an excellent reproduction of the locomotive. 2A scapped 1929.
New 2A locomotive and narrow gauge train Wangaratta - Whitfield line, Vic.
Possibly the first service at Whitfield c. 1899.
NA 2A.
Last passengers to travel on the Whitfield line.
c. 1953
Chalk message ' Good Bye Polly we loved you to the last '
Presume Polly was the nickname for 13A
13A scrapped 1958
Line profile
The Whitfield line was the first of the 4 VR narrow gauge lines and was a test line in some respects, flat open country. Some plans to extend further into the mountains but never happened.
Rekindling memories of the ‘Spirit of Salts’ wangarattachronicle.com.au/2017/10/02/rek… via
The last service from Whitfield.
The last train ran on 6/10/1953, the last trolley on 10/10/1953.
The line closed beyond Moyhu to trains on February 1952 due to bush fire damage.
Near Moyhu Remains of bridge looking towards Whitfield
Weston Langford 27 May 1960
Great dividing range in the distance.
Body of NT van
Weston Langford 27 May 1960
May have been left for the dairy to use for storage etc. ...
15A about to depart from Whitfield c. 1930s
15A scrapped 1954.

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