30 Years Of Country Passenger Trains Victoria 1950s to 1980s.
A photographic profile of passenger trains on the Victorian Railways
during the period of great change. Branch & mainline trains, from
the steam era to the introduction of diesels and the changes in livery
that followed. Full colour A4 landscape format - 56 pages.......
Compiled by Neville Gee.
CLOSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Branch lines of Victoria's North East
The North East main line in Victoria conjures up memories of the mighty
`S’ class Pacifics hauling the Spirit of Progress express passenger
train on the broad gauge.
There were also a number of branch lines that fed the main line,most of
which are sadly closed.
Lines such as that between Wodonga and Cudgewa, with its steep grades,
tight curves and trestle bridges, or the Springhurst to Wahgunyah branch
with it’s mixed train and not forgetting the picturesque Tallarook to
In this DVD we will go back to the late 1950s and early 1960s when
steam, and later diesel electric locomotives, were in charge of the many
goods trains that worked on these lines. The films, mainly shot by the
late Keith Atkinson, and restored by Channel 5 Productions, show the
lines in all their glory , but also signs of decline, where a few trucks
constituted a train
NSW Railways 1959 to the mid 1960s. Featuring the films of Keith Atkinson from Channel 5