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01-May-2017
01-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A Monument commemorates 150 years of steam rail in Victoria.

The first railway line in Australia opened between Melbourne's Flinders Street Station and Port Melbourne, then called Sandridge, on 12 September 1854. Operated originally as a 1600 mm gauge, it has since been converted to a 1435 mm gauge electric light railway feeding the Melbourne tram system.

Location

Address:Railway Grove & McLaren Place, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.218715
Long: 145.039025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1854
Approx. Event End Date:2004

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th September, 2004
Front Inscription
This Plaque Was Unveiled On 19 September 2004 By
The Hon. Robin Cooper And The Mayor, Cr Anne Shaw
To Commemorate 150 Years Of Steam Rail In Victoria


MORNINGTON RAILWAY STATION
First Train Arrived 10 September 1889
Last Train Departed 20 May 1981

Mornington Station Was Situated At The End Of Blake Street
Adjacent To This Site


Mornington Historical Society Inc.
Mornington     Committed To A
Peninsula        Sustainable
Shire                Peninsula
Source: MA
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