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Geelong -Ballarat Rail : October 2013
Geelong -Ballarat Rail : October 2013
Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Geelong to Ballarat Rail.

The Geelong Ballarat rail line was officially opened on 10th April 1862. This line was built to a high standard by the Victorian Railways, with double track provided throughout, stone station buildings at all of the initial stations, a number of stone bridges for roads that crossed the line, and the 440 metre Moorabool Viaduct over the river of the same name. This line remained the only way from Ballarat to Melbourne until 1889 when the current direct line was complete.


Address:Railway Terrace, Geelong Railway Station, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.14499
Long: 144.35514
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:10-April-1862
Actual Event End Date:10-April-2012


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 10th April, 2012
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au