Melton industrial sidings

 
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Flipping through Weston Langford's drawings, I noticed two sidings at Melton leading to "factories", the implication being that each line served more than one factory. Anybody know what factories these lines actually served and the track arrangements therein?

Cheers
David

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  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
Russell Beer might know. He is building the sunshine to ballarat line for Train sim. That goes through melton
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I think there was a Chaff mill at Melton wasn't there?

Can anyone help me in obtaining the Wes Langford books - I allways meant to get them but by the time I got around to it they seem to have got off the shelves.
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
I think there was a Chaff mill at Melton wasn't there?

Can anyone help me in obtaining the Wes Langford books - I allways meant to get them but by the time I got around to it they seem to have got off the shelves.
"Iain"

Best chance would be at an ARHS swap meet.

CHeers
David
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
IIRC, both sidings were only simple spurs (both trailing for a down movement) off No. 3 road and I'm fairly sure they both served chaff mills.

The one at the up end was Barrie Bros. Sdg while the down end one was Dixon Bros Sdg until 1924 when renamed Ebbot Kerby Sdg.

I still recall seeing the rails in place to the down end siding into the early 1980s.  No. 3 road was completely removed in 1987.

Cheers,
Frank S
  Scott Locomotive Fireman

One mill was on Brooklyn Road, where the retirement home is now. The other was on Station Road, near where the former Milk Bar is near First Ave. The rails remained in the paddock until the shopping centre was built.

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