Since Australia's first steam train made the short journey
from Flinders Street to Port Melbourne in 1854, railways have played a key role
in Victorian transport. Railways have carried city commuters, farmers' produce,
parcels & tourists. They have provided jobs for thousands of Victorians and
a social focus for rural and urban communities alike.
This website explores Victoria's rich railway history, drawing
on over 1,000 historic images from the collections of Museum Victoria and the
Public Record Office Victoria. ...