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« on: October 15, 2016, 07:12:22 AM »
B&W photographs and some colour slides taken by my grandfather ( P G Dow ) at Spencer Street station, probably around 1949

Carriage ABC1





Carriage ABC3



“ABC 3”

Built new by “Ellis” 17-02-1891 as “AA 205” – Swing Door Bogie 1st Class         

1896 converted to “ABDABD 3” - Bogie 1st/2nd & Van Car         

Circa 1910 converted to “ABC 3” - Bogie First/Second/Van         

15-10-1920 modified to continuous automatic air brake and screw couplers

10/1960 Stored at Jolimont

2/12/1960 to Newport Workshops and Scrapped


Thanks to Sean K. for the information re ABC 3


Carriage ABC4



Second last train to Stony Point in November 1959 (services have since been restored)



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Re: Victoria - miscellaneous VR and others
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 07:22:49 AM »
Russell's tramway Gembrook



Photograph P G Dow c. 1949

The ' motor ' was known  as Rolls Can’ardly

This is an earlier photograph of the Rolls


The two boys  are my late father (Bruce - left) and late uncle (Ian).

Photograph P G Dow 1939


Details on Gembrook yard --> http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~narrow.gauge/gemyd.htm

Horse tram near Russells Mill 1936



Gembrook near Russells Mill

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 10:29:29 AM »
Oaklands 10/11/1959  The boy with the white scarf and ' bomber ' beanie is me.  I was 8.



Oaklands - NSWR van

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0006.JPG



Oaklands railway station looking south

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0007.JPG



Oaklands ARHS group

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0008.JPG



Oaklands railway station looking south

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0009.JPG



Oaklands railway station looking south

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0010.JPG



Oaklands railway station looking south

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0011.JPG



Oaklands railway station looking north

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/oaklands/PICT0012.JPG
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Re: Victoria - miscellaneous VR and others
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 11:30:16 AM »
Beechworth 1957



Beechworth - looking south

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0001.JPG



Beechworth

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0003.JPG



Beechworth

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0004.JPG



South of Beechworth

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0018.JPG

1959



Beechworth

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0005.JPG



Beechworth

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0032.JPG



Beechworth - looking north

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/beechworth/PICT0002.JPG
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 11:35:58 AM »
Cudgewa 1957



Cudgewa railway station

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/cudgewa/PICT0013.JPG



Cudgewa township

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/cudgewa/PICT0014.JPG



Cudgewa creek - west of Cudgewa

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/cudgewa/PICT0015.JPG



Snow on distant ranges Cudgewa

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/cudgewa/PICT0016.JPG



Cudgewa looking west

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/cudgewa/PICT0017.JPG
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Re: Victoria - miscellaneous VR and others
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 12:46:45 PM »
http://www.nevictoria.com/nevg-rw-04.htm

WANGARATTA - PEECHELBA RAILWAY

The Wangaratta - Peechelba Railway was opened in 1927, and actually went to Peechelba East, rather than Peechelba per se, the station being to the east of the Ovens River.

The line had been planned for several years prior to actual construction, and a 1923 report estimated that it would cost about 75,00 pounds to construct. The original plan called for the line to extend all the way to the Murray River, but the final project was for a terminus at Peechelba East, making it a short branch line of about 20km.

The line headed north-west from Bowser Station, and followed the west side of Back Estcourt Road for about 5.5km, and then the east side for the remainder of the 14km journey to Boorhaman.

From Boorhaman, the line followed the west side of the northern section of Boorhaman Road, before swinging over to the east side.

There were only two stations on the line, Boorhaman and Peechelba East, the Boorhaman Station being immediately to the west of the Boorhaman Hotel (Buffalo Brewery) and the Peechelba East Station being close to where Boorhaman Road and Jones Swamp Road meet.

The line closed in late 1986, and during its short life mostly carried agricultural produce, namely timber, livestock, wheat, oats, hay and grapes.

Almost all evidence of the Peechelba Line has now disappeared, however if you drive along Back Estcourt Road, and Boorhaman Road, there are still signs of the railway engineering of the day, some small embankments and some miniscule bridges.

The grain silos at the terminus are still there, albeit serviced by road transport, not steam (nor diesel) locomotives.

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9 September 1959  Peechelba East



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0019.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0020.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0021.JPG



That's me with the red beanie!  :)

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0042.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0022.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0023.JPG



Bowser

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0048.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0049.JPG

Boorhaman railway station



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/peechy/PICT0050.JPG
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2016, 01:48:23 PM »
November 1956 Yarram



End of the line at Yarram (used to extend to Woodside)

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yarram/PICT0039.JPG



Nanna and Uncle Malcolm

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yarram/PICT0040.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yarram/PICT0041.JPG
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016, 02:20:38 PM »
September 1957 Yackandandah

The line to Yack closed 2 July 1954.  These slides were taken 3 years after the line closed.

Yackandandah railway line > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yackandandah_railway_line



Yackandandah railway station

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0043.JPG



East of Yackandandah

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0044.JPG



Near Yackandandah

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0003.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0045.JPG



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0046.JPG

Everton September 1959 - this was where the Yackandandah railway branched off the Bright line.

Everton railway station --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everton_railway_station



HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yack/PICT0047.JPG


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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 05:02:33 PM »
September 1957 Old Tallangatta



Old Tallangatta from railway station

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/old_tall/PICT0004.JPG



Old Tallangatta

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/old_tall/PICT0005.JPG



Old Tallangatta

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/old_tall/PICT0006.JPG



Old Tallangatta railway station

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/old_tall/PICT0007.JPG

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September 1957 New Tallangatta



New Tallangatta

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/new_tall/PICT0008.JPG



New Tallangatta railway station

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/new_tall/PICT0009.JPG
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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 05:12:16 PM »
September 1957 Yarrawonga



Yarrawonga lock gates

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yarrawonga/PICT0010.JPG



Yarrawonga road bridge over the Murray

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/yarrawonga/PICT0011.JPG
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 05:23:32 PM »
September 1957



New bridge at Mitta Mitta

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/newbridgemittamitta.JPG



Koetong Bridge

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/koetongbridge.JPG



Huon Bridge

HiRES --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/bridgehuon.JPG
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2016, 11:49:53 AM »
c. 1955

Drysdale



HiRes --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/drysdale.JPG

Queenscliff



HiRes --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/Queenscliff1.JPG



HiRes --> http://backontrack.org/images/vr_misc/Queenscliff2.JPG

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 01:15:06 PM »
Flinders Street from above, facing Princes Bridge Station

Probably c. 1949, might be a little earlier as the W tram still has ' Dash canopy lighting ' modified headlights as a blackout feature during WW2.

A couple of goods trains - one is an E electric and other possibly a Y steam hauled short goods.  A number of Tait trains can be seen.



Photograph P G Dow c. 1949
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 01:51:18 PM »
How many platforms did Princes Bridge have, and were they dock platforms or linked through to Flinders St?
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 02:46:30 PM »
I remember platform one was the longest rail platform in the southern hemisphere.  It went from the Spencer St end of Flinders St station all the way through to the end of Princess St station ( 1950/60s )

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princes_Bridge_railway_station

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Princes Bridge was a Melbourne railway station built in 1859 and was the terminus for all Epping line and Hurstbridge line trains. The station was named after the adjacent Princes Bridge, which crosses the Yarra River. Originally Princes Bridge station was isolated from Flinders Street Station, even though it was adjacent to it, sited just on the opposite side of Swanston Street. Some years later the railway tracks were extended under the street to join the two stations, and Princes Bridge slowly became amalgamated into the larger Flinders Street Station.

Originally known as Prince's Bridge (as was the bridge itself), the station was opened as the city terminus of the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company line to Punt Road (Richmond) in 1859. Extended to Prahran in 1859 and Windsor in 1860, it formed today's Sandringham line. A small engine shed was built east of the station in 1859 by the company. A locomotive depot later replaced it on a new site, built in 1888 and demolished for the Jolimont Workshops in 1917 as part of the electrification of the suburban network.[1]

The Hobson's Bay, Melbourne and St Kilda and Brighton railway companies merged in 1865, with the three systems connected in October 1865 and Princes Bridge closed. It was not until 2 April 1879 when the Railways Department that it was reopened, to operate as the terminus of the newly opened Gippsland Railway.[2] The City Morgue was located close to the station entry on Swanston Street, until acquired by the railways and demolished in 1890.[2] The direct connection between Princes Bridge and Clifton Hill station was not opened until October 1901. Before this time trains from the north-eastern suburbs used the Inner Circle line via Fitzroy to reach Spencer Street Station.[3]

By 1910 the two stations were joined together, the three platforms at Princes Bridge. One was an extension of Flinders Street platform 1 (number 1 east) while the other two were an island platform with tracks numbered 15 and 16. Track 15 was a dead end, but track 16 (the northern-most track) had a traverser between it and a parallel run around siding to allow steam locomotives to change ends. A footbridge provided pedestrian access to the east end of the island platform, with the 'Flinders Street D' signal box located beyond it. Further north-east of the main lines to Jolimont was a locomotive siding and a coal stage, and carriage siding were located to the south-east.[4] By 1957 the sidings had been rationalised, with the locomotive facilities and traverser removed.[5] The sidings now formed part of Jolimont Yard.

The original Princes Bridge station buildings were demolished and replaced with the Princes Gate Towers, also known as the Gas and Fuel Corporation towers, with new tracks and platforms commissioned in December 1964.[6] The site retained the name "Princes Bridge Station" until 29 June 1980, when it was integrated into Flinders Street Station as platforms 14, 15 and 16.[6] By 1975 the track had been simplified to only run into platform 14, 15 and 16,[7] and had been further simplified by 1982 due to the construction nearby of the City Circle portal of the City Loop.[8] The track layout remained the same in 1995.[9]

From 6 December 1981 until 23 August 1993, a train service called "City Circle" originated at the station. This train ran in a circle around the City Loop, stopping at all stations, before returning to Princes Bridge. It was replaced by the City Circle Tram in mid-1994.

The State Government announced the Federation Square project in 1996,[10] with the Gas and Fuel towers demolished to make way. Piling works and crash walls for Federation Square were done by October 1998 with the deck was completed by mid-1999, with building works atop of it commencing in August 1999.[11] The old platform space is now used as part of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
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