ROLL 94. Bentleigh, Graham & Fairfield, 2nd November 1969.
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Patterson Station. You can see
the sleepers left from the third track dismantling. Never connected, the
kilometre long track was built with Patterson station in 1960 in anticipation
of a third track to
94-2. R707. Bentleigh. Railfan trip.
94-3. R707. Bentleigh. Railfan trip. The only railway item that still exists in this picture is R707.
94-4. R707. Bentleigh. Railfan trip.
94-5. R707. McKinnon. Railfan trip.
94-6. R707. McKinnon. Railfan trip.
94-7. R707. McKinnon. Railfan trip.
94-8. D3 639. Approaching Bentleigh. Vintage Train.
94-9. D3 639. Bentleigh. Vintage Train.
94-10. D3 639. Bentleigh. Vintage Train.
Graham Signal Box. Graham had two
level crossings over
Graham Signal Box. The two level
94-13. Graham Signal Box. The other end.
94-14. Graham station from the Signal Box. The temporary fencing on the down platform on the right was because fire had destroyed the station building.
Looking towards Port
This whole area is unrecognisable today. Apart from the two main railway tracks, which is now a light rail line connecting to Melbourne’s tram network, the whole picture you see before you is now occupied by an extensive housing estate.
A 1919 map of the area can be seen at Mark Bau’s web site. Click here to view it.
94-16. Graham Signal Box. Within six weeks of these pictures at Graham; three-position signalling was brought into service; this Signal Box, was “abolished”; the track between Graham and Port Melbourne was singled when the Up line was taken out of service; the Up platform was “abolished”; and, pending the construction of an overpass, the level crossing gates were worked by hand.
94-17. 2 car Tait. Graham. Down Port Melbourne train.