Geelong Racecourse railway station

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Geelong Racecourse
Line(s) Geelong,
Warrnambool
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 14 December 1910[1]
Closed 2005

Geelong Racecourse (also known as Breakwater) is a disused railway station on the Geelong-Warrnambool railway line in Breakwater, Victoria, Australia. The station was situated on a loop siding off the main line and was only used for special events at the nearby Geelong Racecourse.

In 1910 the Geelong Racing Club, the Geelong Agricultural Society and the Hibernian Society together paid the Victorian Railways £1000 to have the station built. It was first used for the race meeting held on Wednesday 14 December of that year.[1] The new station replaced one on the Queenscliff railway line which was further from the racecourse.[2]

The last V/Line service to stop there was for the 2005 Geelong Cup.[3] In 2005 the points from the main line were spiked,[4][5] preventing trains from accessing the platform. In February 2011 the loop siding was disconnected from the main line in conjunction with the re-sleepering of the main line.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goodwood" (1910-12-14). "Notes ands Chat". The Argus. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Goodwood" (1910-06-09). "Notes and Chat". The Argus. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Rail Geelong - Locations - Geelong Racecourse Station". www.railgeelong.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Marshall signalling plan" (PDF). www.vicsig.net. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  5. ^ "South Geelong 104/08". V/Line signal diagram. www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
South Geelong   Warrnambool line   Marshall
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria  

Coordinates: 38°10′35″S 144°22′05″E / 38.1764°S 144.3681°E / -38.1764; 144.3681