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Mortlake railway line

Mortlake railway line, Victoria
Line details
Stations 3
Tracks 1
Rail transport in Victoria

The Mortlake Line is a closed railway line in the west of Victoria, Australia. Branching off the main Port Fairy railway at Terang it ran north to Mortlake.

Contents

  • Station guide 1
  • History 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Station guide

History

The original idea for a railway line serving Mortlake was first tabled in the 1870s. The line had been completed but not used until 1889 when the "Mortlake Despatch" ran a newspaper article questioning why the line was not yet in operation. The line was officially opened on 4 February 1890. Soon after, additional facilities were provided, such as a windmill, 10 ton weighbridge and stockyards.[1] The Koonendah Railway Station Post Office opened on 1 December 1890 but closed in 1891.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Mortlake Line", Rail Geelong. Retrieved 07/06/2011.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 10 July 2013 

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