Celebrating 150 years of railways in Victoria
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 and 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 Museums Victoria and the Public Record Office Victoria.