Hope The Vinelander enjoys his tour. Doubtless he will appreciate that the second half of that section is essentially downhill. Apart from the detour around the Stony Creek trestle bridge; now that really would be a fantastic part of any rail trail.
I think the kilns around Mossiface could be seen between the railway and the Johnsonville - Bruthen road, although whether they survived the fires last year I don't know.
More importantly, how did the overall ride go? Trail condition, etc?
Ok one more comment before the thread, bearing in mind I'm no lightweight and I'm almost 66 yo.
Last Saturday I trained it from Ballan to Bairnsdale. Next day, rode down to Paynesville and back to Bairnsdale.
Next day rode to Bruthen along the trail, looking at the earlier described purple flowers and stayed at the pub. The next day, the day the rains came I caught the bus, with bike folded underneath to Swifts Creek.
The next day, via Cassilis and that super steep range that tested me and the bike to Omeo. Next day,(yesterday) bus back to Bruthen.
Today, with absolutely NO purple flowers along the way to check over, to Nowa Nowa for two nights.
Then to Orbost for three nights and a ride to Marlo, then to Nowa Nowa where I'll probably throw in the towel and catch the V/Line bus back to Bairnsdale thence to Ballan.
The rail trail is in good shape but not much info about the former stations except at Bruthen, the trestle bridge and at Nowa Nowa, which is a tiny town with no food available after 5pm.
The bike has performed amazingly well, charged up each night and hasn't run out of juice even on the steep climb from Cassilis.