Wallan Distant Signal, good shot of trains in both directions with the sun usually favouring trains heading to Melbourne in the afternoon.
Midway up Minimbah bank, now with three tracks. Lots of coal trains, occaisional wheat and ore trains Plenty of off road parking Extra wide bridge safe for taking pics from Afternoon is the best time of day
On the Belgrave side of Menzies Creek, this location provides excellent views of trains rounding the curve in both directions.
Views of trains in both directions
Good views from the siding of trains in both directions.
On the Gembrook side of Emerald station, good views are afforded of trains leaving Emerald for Gembrook.
Puffing Billy's Belgrave station and yard
One of the most photographed locations in Victoria, the Monbulk Creek trestle bridge carries Puffing Billy from out of Belgrave and towards Menzies Creek. There is limited car park beneath the bridge for those wishing to stop and take photos. It is best suited for trains heading towards Menzies Creek.
Former station on the narrow gauge railway line between Upper Ferntree Gully and Gembrook. The station site has been restored by Puffing Billy Railway but trains do not stop at Selby. Suitable photography for Lakside or Gembrook-bound trains.
Junction with the line to Melbourne and Maldon / Maryborough
The station is located on the Ballarat line and serves both freight and passenger functions. Passenger services originating and terminating at Wendouree, Ararat and Maryborough also pass through the station on the journey to or from Melbourne. The extensive building complex is of major architectural and historical significance to Ballarat and Victoria with most of its original 19th century features intact. Preserved historic features include the largest surviving interlocking mechanical swing gates in Victoria at Lydiard Street, signal boxes and goods sheds and it is one of only three stations in Victoria to have had a 19th-century train shed (along with Geelong and St Kilda)
Good views of trains departing west from Ballarat Station
Footbridge over the railway line at Ballarat East. Good views of up and down trains at all times of day, with interesting views of the Ballarat East railway depot.
Former WCR depot, now a servicing point for V/Line. Good views of trains in both directions from the footbridge at the Melbourne end of the complex.
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