Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1961-1975

22nd
May
1962
Maldon - home signal, plunger locks and Annett locks removed. Location board erected near signal site.
BL#61 p8

May
1962
Maldon Junction - home signal abolished, staff locking retained.
RR#3

May
1962
Shelbourne- home signal abolished.
RR#3

1966 (approx.)
Maldon - turntable (50 foot) removed (cut main beams remained in pit for many years until removed for installation of Ex Skipton 53 ft table in 1988)
BL#61 p8

1966
Castlemaine - Turntable (70 foot) cut-up & removed. Turntable pit filled in with material from coal stage embankment.
 

(8th)
9th
January1969
Shelbourne Line bridges burnt in bush fires.
Last goods train runs on Shelbourne Line
(BL#61 p8)
BL#48

7th
June
1970
J558 & J550 haul The Vintage Train to Maldon.
 

1st
July1970
Shelbourne Branch - officially closed (due to damage by bushfires in 1969)
 

15th
March
1975
T329 hauls ARHS Excursion Train to Maldon.