transam Junior Train Controller

Hi all
      with all the wonderful Art work in Western Victoria, going on wheat silos, and some new Clydesdale Horses gracing
      Goorambat Silos near Benella, and just putting it out there, what about a GY on one or a wheat train itself, since
      that's why they were built. Would grab my attention and then dine at there local cafe ! YUM
            Cheers

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  transam Junior Train Controller

Finally GY,s up on a Silo , looks great ! ???? https://www.australiansiloarttrail.com/colbinabbin
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Hi all
      with all the wonderful Art work in Western Victoria, going on wheat silos, and some new Clydesdale Horses gracing
      Goorambat Silos near Benella, and just putting it out there, what about a GY on one or a wheat train itself, since
      that's why they were built. Would grab my attention and then dine at there local cafe ! YUM
            Cheers
transam

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Thanks for posting...

Will be travelling from Myrtleford back to Ballan in the MINI next week. Will now definitely be travelling via Colbinabbin.

Mike.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
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Thanks for posting...

Mike.
The Vinelander
Agree Mike, what a terrific link, will be bombarding people with that one..Laughing

transam I have been the Big Controller of the Silo Art up to date, was going to reprimand you because more or less everything has gone into this thread https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11395733.htm but will have to pull the flag, you've got me on the canvas.

A fantastic link, the Colbinabbin group are certainly on the ball. thanks.

BigShunter.
  transam Junior Train Controller

Hi Mike always a pleasure to pass on something worthwhile, also another tip for your trip back from Myrtleford, is pop in and visit the Southern Aurora Memorial Park beside the Violet Town Railway station, there's a nice cafe down the road too ???? and Big Shunter don't worry took your advice and visited the wheat Silo's at Brim, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup great work there and sorry to double up the Silo Art topic, but question to you , what's with that funny triangle at the  Warracknabeal silo ? Cheers
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Hi Mike always a pleasure to pass on something worthwhile, also another tip for your trip back from Myrtleford, is pop in and visit the Southern Aurora Memorial Park beside the Violet Town Railway station, there's a nice cafe down the road too ???? and Big Shunter don't worry took your advice and visited the wheat Silo's at Brim, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup great work there and sorry to double up the Silo Art topic, but question to you , what's with that funny triangle at the  Warracknabeal silo ? Cheers
transam

As soon as I worked out the route I saw it was via Violet Town, so the Southern Aurora memorial is also on the list of must do's.

Mike.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
So, to continue the story...we stopped by the Colbinabbin silos yesterday and whilst they are fresh, they are a striking presence in the otherwise average town.
It's also obvious by the constant stream of cars and visitors to the silo's that the rest of the town is benefitting from the additional local traffic.
The interpretive signage etc...all good as is the Murchison to Rushworth rail trail which stops a few Km short of Colbinabbin.

[color=#0066cc][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail?view=trail&id=200[/font][/size][/color]

As an aside, whilst staying at Bright and Myrtleford the number of tourists and locals using the sealed Murray to Mountains rail trail, including ourselves where we were staying was remarkable and I'm definitely planning to do some travel along there from Wangaratta in a non-holiday time next Autumn.

https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/northern-victoria?view=trail&id=50

Another rail related part of the holiday was the number of visitors to the closed Mt Buffalo Chalet and the lookout over the Buckland Valley was great to see and the significant interpretive signage about the Chalet was also good. The gardens were in good shape as a caretaker is still keeping the place well presented. Unfortunately my partner gets a bit motion sick so the opportunity to let fly around mountain curves was somewhat limited. https://www.railpage.com.au/images/smiles/icon_cry.gif

I almost forgot the tasteful 'Southern Aurora' memorial at Violet Town which was visited on the way back to Ballan.

[color=#0066cc][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]https://www.southernauroraviolettown.com.au/[/font][/size][/color]

We had lunch at Violet Town and I think the steel train went through on the UP whilst we were there.

Finally we were spotting right from the start of the journey, the number of V/Line and PTV bus stop signs which were seemingly everywhere from Dinner Plain to Redesdale and the many points in between and beyond.

For those of us with a car interest, my 2004 J.C.Works MINI Cooper S averaged 7.4litres per 100 Km (38 MPG)over the 940Km journey which included Omeo to Bright over the Alps and the ascent of Mt Buffalo. I filled up in Bairnsdale and then again at Bacchus Marsh.

Mike.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

As an aside, whilst staying at Bright and Myrtleford the number of tourists and locals using the sealed Murray to Mountains rail trail, including ourselves where we were staying was remarkable and I'm definitely planning to do some travel along there from Wangaratta in a non-holiday time next Autumn.
The Vinelander
Oh absolutely! That one is the pinup girl for the rail trail crowd.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
As an aside, whilst staying at Bright and Myrtleford the number of tourists and locals using the sealed Murray to Mountains rail trail, including ourselves where we were staying was remarkable and I'm definitely planning to do some travel along there from Wangaratta in a non-holiday time next Autumn.
Oh absolutely! That one is the pinup girl for the rail trail crowd.
Lockspike

Or the pinup guy in my case. Smile
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
AustPost issued some "Silo Art" $1 Postage Stamps in 2018.

See: https://www.ebay.com.au/i/362482680744
  transam Junior Train Controller

Sounds a great trip there Mike my wife and myself did almost identical trip up in the NE corner of Vic a month ago, except the Colbinabin bit, but is there any Cafes in Colbinabin to enjoy after viewing the GY's on the Silo ?
  transam Junior Train Controller

PS those stamps look interesting there Wimbledon
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Sounds a great trip there Mike my wife and myself did almost identical trip up in the NE corner of Vic a month ago, except the Colbinabin bit, but is there any Cafes in Colbinabin to enjoy after viewing the GY's on the Silo ?
transam
Just did the trip up to Colby today to check out the silo art which was well worth the journey

It was forecast to top 40 degrees so we headed off early and were all done and ready for lunch just before midday

The pub just around the corner from the silos is an absolute ripper and doubles as a cafe in a great move to maximise use of the space

The old girl has undergone an extensive but sympathetic restoration which was only finished during the recent covid lockdown in Victoria

With a beer garden, outdoor fireplace, front bar, cafe / restaurant space and really clean toilets this place is well worth calling n for a coffee and cake or an open Lamb Souvlaki washed down with a pot or 4!
  transam Junior Train Controller

Thanks Brenton, well that info makes it a given to visit Colbinabin and spend our hard earned cash there, and enjoy there art work, cheers

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