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Great Southern Railway

Join this Vicfix campaign to get information about the Great Southern Railway back on track

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About the Great Southern Railway

A former railway serving the South Gippsland region in the late 19th century, the Great Southern Railway was known for its breathtaking scenery and sharp curves. Mostly dismantled in the 1990s, remnants of its signalling equipment, level crossings and station platforms remain in place, and a section has been converted into a cycle-touring rail trail. 

Victorian newspapers of the period describe the regional tussle over where the terminal station should be built, as well as the formidable engineering challenges of laying tracks in mountainous country.

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Railway steam engine, Victoria, Gustav Melbourne Damman, glass negative, c 1895, gift of Mr Stan Damman

Great Southern Railway

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