Wedderburn Today

Wedderburn is a sleepy farming Hamlet (Pop 900) approximately 225Km NW of Melbourne on the Calder Highway. With a rich Goldfields history Wedderburn is part of Victoria's "Golden Triangle". Gold is still found here. The locals grow Wheat, Canola and Baa-Lambs. It is the Antithesis of St. Kilda and the Melbourne CBD but has its own charm. Here I will attempt to post (hopefully) frequent portraits of daily life in Wedderburn.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rails to Nowhere...

30 years ago this branch line ran from Wedderburn Junction to Wedderburn. The Trains carried general freight and wheat, terminating at the town's wheat silo. 20 years before that in the 1950s there was a busy passenger service, especially on Football days when special trains would be run to wherever the the game was being played. Now the tracks are gone and the only thing that whistles along here is the wind... Posted by Picasa


Blogger Michael Blamey said...

Is the wheat silo still there?

9:22 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Yes it is, and I have been promised a visit soon :-) As wheat Silos go it is not a particularly large one.

9:34 AM  
Blogger perle de rosée said...

It is like by us. They have closed many railway roads. Now they are often converted in wandering ways, so that you can walk any miles on them. The wind too but like everywhere on country ways. This way makes dream. It seems to lead to the country of nowhere. One could write whole books about such ways.

5:51 PM  

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