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Wednesday, 26 August 1981

Victoria Street Bridges

The Victoria Street Bridges. Ron Woods writes: T367 passes under Victoria Street on what then remained of the Buninyong line, after shunting the sidings at Eureka.  While the three bridges (two footpaths and the main carriageway) in Victoria Street still exist, the railway is now a walking track known as The Bunny Trail.

The ROW is so named because the Buninyong passenger train was known as The Bunny.  The name was imposed by the City of Ballarat, who intended to extend the trail to Buninyong, however significant parts of the former railway are occupied by residential and commercial development.

From the collection of Ron Woods

Tuesday, 25 August 1981

Creswick Creek Bridge

Creswick Creek Bridge. Ron Woods writes: My intention was to photograph the original and new bridges across Creswick Creek, north of Creswick station.  (The original bridge was built by Phoenix Foundry.)  As I prepared to take the photo, freshly painted T344 rolled down the grade toward the bridge with a string of empty wheat hoppers. After taking this photo, I followed the T class to Clunes, where it crossed a number of Up block wheat trains.  I never did go back to photograph the bridge itself.

T344 on a Down goods with a string of empty wheat hoppers. This original bridge still appears to be in place alongside the new bridge, but with no track on it. The new bridge would be to the left in this photo.

From the collection of Ron Woods