Victorian Goldfields Railway

Timechart

Castlemaine & Maldon Railway (CMR)

Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society (CMRPS)

Victorian Goldfields Railway (VGR)

The attached pages list some of the dates and events which have been important in the history and development of the Castlemaine to Maldon Railway, The extension of the line to Shelbourne, The Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society and the tourist railway operation operated by the Society under the trading name 'Victorian Goldfields Railway'.

As the details in this document have been collected from numerous sources, including personal recollections, the correctness of the information can not be guaranteed. Corrections and additions are actively sought. Any relevant information would be most gratefully received.

Comments and information may be directed to: The VGR Website team webmaster@vgr.com.au  or by mail to: The Secretary,   CMRPS,  Railway Station, Hornsby Street, Maldon  Vic. 3450 (Australia).

Please include your name and address / e-mail so we may get in touch to confirm details, etc.   Sources of information will be acknowledged where relevant. Address and contact details will not be included in the document unless requested.

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The Pages

The following abbreviations are used -

  • BL - 'BranchLine' the members magazine of the CMRPS
  • MNL - 'Members Newletter'
  • RR - 'Railway Review'- publication of the Victorian School Railway Clubs' Association

1839 - 1880
1881 - 1890
1891 - 1920
1921 - 1940
1941 - 1960
1961 - 1975
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