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The plaque 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.


Address:Railway Grove & McLaren Place, Mornington, 3931
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.218715
Long: 145.039025
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1854
Approx. Event End Date:2004


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th September, 2004
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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.


Source: MA
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