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General Victorian Scenes

These are some general scenes around the Victorian system, mostly of stations and track work, but some fun bits, too!

Gippsland Railway scenes

I moved all the miscellaneous Victorian stuff taken in Gippsland to this page.

Around the System

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  • Date : Apr 1982, catalogued 02 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12202
  • Description : The formation of the old Bright railway line, near Everton.


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  • Date : 2002, catalogued 25 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : digital camera, image location cheviot-t
  • Description : One of the few tunnels on Victorian Railways, the now-abandoned tunnel at Cheviot can be driven through by car.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 08 Oct 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfachrome, slide number 3622
  • Description : A (technically not very good) view of the Dynon locomotive depot. Notice the various steam cranes about.


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  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 28 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17284
  • Description : A view of the railway miscellany at the Echuca Wharf.


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  • Date : 25 Jun 2001, catalogued 31 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 2001-07-37
  • Description : The classic lines of the Echuca locomotive shed, now disused, but preserved as a heritage site.


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  • Date : 25 Jun 2001, catalogued 31 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 2001-07-38
  • Description : The delightful architecture of the Echuca Railway Station


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  • Date : 1968, catalogued 31 Dec 2003
  • Photographer : Richard Felstead
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Lake Eildon Train 1968
  • Description : A delightful photo sent to me by Richard Felstead. An AHRS special (loco unidentified) crossing a very full Lake Eildon. Both lake and railway are but shadows of the glory seen here. Check out Richard's web site .


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  • Date : 26 Nov 1997, catalogued 8 Dec 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : Taken in late Nov 1997 from the eastern end of Flinders St station, this view shows the construction work for Federation Square proceeding. Much remodelling (and simplification) of the station throat resulted, and this area is now all under cover.


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  • Date : Nov 1988, catalogued 22 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17414
  • Description : A view from the west end of Flinders St station, looking towards Spencer St.


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  • Date : 24 Jun 2002, catalogued 03 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0021_1600x1200
  • Description : Near the end of the Glen Waverley line, looking west towards Syndal and the setting sun.


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  • Date : 24 Jun 2002, catalogued 03 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0022_1600x1200
  • Description : The Glen Waverley line looking towards the terminus


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  • Date : Sep 1989, catalogued 15 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18054
  • Description : The remains of a tramway at Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians. This quarry was used for mining Stawell Stone, a fine sandstone used for building many Melbourne city buildings, including Parliament House itself.


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  • Date : Sep 1989, catalogued 15 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18055
  • Description : The author's wife, Barbara, admires (if that is the right word?) a derelict trolley at the site of the Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians. The rails run up to an embankment, where a stage allowed the tipping of materials directly into waiting trains below.


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  • Date : Sep 1989, catalogued 16 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18072
  • Description : A derelict tramway at Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians


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  • Date : Jan 1982, catalogued 05 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11959
  • Description : I think this is actually Hinksons Halt on the Kerang-Koondrook tramway, but there wasn't any sign left on the platform, such as it was.


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  • Date : Jan 1982, catalogued 08 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11960
  • Description : Same spot. Road vehicles winning at the moment.


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  • Date : Jan 1982, catalogued 08 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11961
  • Description : The old tramway into the Koondrook sawmill was still in place when I visited the site in Jan 1982. I originally thought this was at Echuca (the layouts have a certain similarity), and this image (and the two following) were incorrectly labelled as Echuca-1/2/3. Thanks to an email from Darren French, we now have the site correctly identified! I revisited the site in Jun 2001, and you can see the changes that have taken place in subsequent images.


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  • Date : Jan 1982, catalogued 08 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11962
  • Description : The connection between the main line and the wharf line at Koondrook. (I have since discovered that this name is pronounced as though it were spelled "Kondrok".) The old goods shed in the background is still in use as a storage depot.


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  • Date : Nov 1981, catalogued 08 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11963
  • Description : The connection between the main line and the wharf line at Koondrook. Taken looking to the right of the above photo. In the background on the right hand side is the old "main line" platform.


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  • Date : Dec 1989, catalogued 17 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18293
  • Description : The magnificent but rather lonely Serviceton Railway Station, built in the days when steam was king, and locos were changed here between the Victorian Railways (to the left) and South Australian Railways (to the right). The location is a rather desolate spot near the Victorian-South Australian border, on the main Melbourne to Adelaide line, and was the scene of a fatal accident involving the Overland and a goods train in 1954, almost at the end of steam on passennger service between the two cities. In fact, the accident hastened the introduction of the B class diesel electric (q.v.)


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  • Date : Dec 1989, catalogued 17 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18295
  • Description : "No Road" the sign says, and there certainly are a few roads missing in this photo. The area to the left of the line across to the water tanks was once a thriving engine roundhouse, turntable, coaling stage and watering facilities, now all gone bar the turntable pit and the water tanks. In a sense, the sign is a forlorn protest against the intrusion of roads into the railway scene, such that the thriving interstate traffic is now reduced to the occasional through goods that no longer even stops at this point. Most of the freight traffic, and virtually all passenger traffic now goes by road -- at least, what doesn't go by air!


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  • Date : 1966, catalogued 31 Dec 2003
  • Photographer : Richard Felstead
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Spencer Street Station 1966
  • Description : A photo from the archives of Richard Felstead. Check out Richard's web site .A D3 (? I think) shunts carriages at Spenser Street Station. Both D3 and background are no more: the loco to the scrap heap, and the goods yard to the (insert your favourite sponsor here) Stadium. Bah!


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  • Date : Jun 1982, catalogued 11 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12233
  • Description : The low level of the water in Lake Hume means that the original site of Tallangatta can be discerned in this (rather gloomy) photograph. The line of the original railway is appears just to the foreground of the almost circular pool in the near distance. In the foreground, a large rock testifies to the closed state of the relocated railway, moved during the 50s when the Hume Weir was extended.


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  • Date : Jun 1982, catalogued 12 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12234
  • Description : Same position as Tallangatta-1 above, but looking along the line towards Melbourne.


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  • Date : Jun 1982, catalogued 12 Jul 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12236
  • Description : Similar to Tallangatta-1 and Tallangatta-2 above, but further along the line towards Cudgewa.


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  • Date : Jan 2001, catalogued 15 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location P0002074
  • Description : A rail has been absorbed by the encroaching forest: a relic of Victoria's bygone timber railways. Near Marysville.


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  • Date : Jan 2001, catalogued 15 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location P0004876
  • Description : A display at Marysville reminds visitors of the once-extensive use of timber tramways used in extracting wood resources of the area. A Fordson tractor has been somewhat rearranged for railway use!


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  • Date : 4 Apr 2004, catalogued 23 May 2004
  • Photographer : Mick Bush
  • Medium : email digital image, image location RIMG2925
  • Description : some rather rusty carriages at Warrnambool


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  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 21 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17413
  • Description : A row of derelict Z vans in storage (?) at Wallan.


Central Highlands Tourist Railway

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  • Date : May 1989, catalogued 08 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17865
  • Description : The scene at Daylesford Railway Station on the Central Highlands Tourist Railway.


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  • Date : May 1989, catalogued 08 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17866
  • Description : The recently (re-)installed turntable at Daylesford.


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  • Date : May 1989, catalogued 08 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17867
  • Description : trolley rides on the Central Highlands Tourist Railway: the view near Daylesford.


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  • Date : May 1989, catalogued 14 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17870
  • Description : The view from a trolley ride on the Central Highlands Tourist Railway.


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  • Date : May 1989, catalogued 14 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17872
  • Description : Approaching Daylesford, from the train line.


Derailments

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  • Date : 03 May 2007, catalogued 09 Sep 2009
  • Photographer : Anonymous
  • Medium : email, image location OakleighDerailment1
  • Description : This train is obviously not staying on the tracks! Oakleigh Derailment, May 2007


For Fun

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  • Date : 1973 (created 22 Mar 1998), catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : R707 is hot on the heels of D3-639! Will she catch up? What has gone wrong with the safeworking? For the answer, see spoiler


State Carriages

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  • Date : 29 Sep 2006, catalogued 19 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS350D, image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/09/29/20060929-101510.jpg
  • Description : The author's wife sitting in the seat of State Car number 4 (where the Queen sat)


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  • Date : 29 Sep 2006, catalogued 19 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS350D, image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/09/29/20060929-101657.jpg
  • Description : The author enjoying the atmosphere of State Car 4


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  • Date : 29 Sep 2006, catalogued 19 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS350D, image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/09/29/20060929-101833.jpg
  • Description : The interior of one of the compartments


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  • Date : 29 Sep 2006, catalogued 19 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS350D, image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/09/29/20060929-102206.jpg
  • Description : The bedroom where Princess Diana slept


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  • Date : 29 Sep 2006, catalogued 19 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Canon EOS350D, image location /home/ajh/Pictures/Albums/2006/09/29/20060929-102411.jpg
  • Description : One of the compartments in State Car 5


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