Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1921-1940

26 - 27th
October
1923
Rail Motor - AEC - Test Trips on Maldon Line.
BL#60

Monday
29th
October
1923
Rail Motor - AEC - commenced regular service - two return trips daily between Maldon and Castlemaine. Replaced by mixed train to Shelbourne for one trip three days per week
BL#60

1924
Rail motor makes four trips per day Monday to Friday except on three days per week when the mixed steam train runs once per day through to Shelbourne.
 

May
1925
Maldon - Goods Platform reduced in length by 25 feet.
BL#61 p8

1926
Maldon - The last gold mine closes and the town's population dwindles.
 

1926
Maldon Junction - Signalbox abolished with introduction of remote control of the junction from Castlemaine "A" Signalbox. The section of line between Castlemaine and Maldon Junction worked by automatic train signalling.
RR#3

1930 (Approx.)
Maldon - engine shed (1884) removed. (1932?)
BL#61 p8

1930
Service now two return trips Maldon - Castlemaine and Shelbourne train Mondays only.
 

1932
The world recession hits hard. The service reduce to two trains a day with the mixed train to Shelbourne on Mondays only. Maldon's population drops to 700.
 

3rd
August
1935
Maldon - sheep yards rebuilt on No. 3 road, previously alongside carriage dock.
BL#61 p8

1935
Muckleford - Portable station building & residence removed. Shed placed on platform.
 

12th
December
1940
Locomotive K160 enters service, constructed at the Newport Railway Workshops.
BL#47