Victorian Rail Maps

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Victorian Rail Maps

Post by railmaps » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Here's a scan of the western half of a Golden Fleece road map of Victoria dating from March 1962. Whilst it's a road map, like most maps of that era, it features railways prominently (as all good maps should). There are lots of intriguing and long gone railways still showing on this map.
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Re: Victorian Rail Maps

Post by railmaps » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:52 pm

Australian Rail Maps has been online since 1996. Here's one of the earliest versions of our Melbourne map - from November 1996.

The structure of the map is very recognisable in comparison to today's version, but those colours!
There have been a number of changes to the actual network itself - notably docklands, Spencer Street station, three fare zones, reconstruction of Puffing Billy, Regional Rail Link, extension of electric trains to Sunbury, Cranbourne, Craigieburn, Mernda, trams to Box Hill, Vermont South and new stations at Southland, Williams Landing, Lynbrook, Cardinia Road etc. Also note Skybus to Franklin Street, route 9 yo-yo trams, and AFL football still seemed to be played at Western Oval, Victoria Park, Waverley Park and Princes Park - but not at Docklands stadium.
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