Ballarat - Skipton Railway photos

 
  randomnarwhal Locomotive Driver

Hi there,
Would anyone happen to have any photographs of the Ballarat-Skipton railway that they could share? Extensive googling has failed me.
Thank you.

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  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
You could try the Public Records Office of Victoria: http://prov.vic.gov.au/

Try an advanced search for Skipton AND railway, I found a small number of records.
  Broadgauge Station Master

Location: Melbourne - Victoria
I don’t have any photos to share personally but if you go looking they can be found.


This website [color=#800080][size=3][font=Times New Roman]http://www.vicrailstations.com/[/font][/size][/color]  has some pictures of what the stations on the line look like today as does the article on the line at the Australian Rail Trails website.


As for historic photos the best place to look for them is in books with some to be found in several of the Train Hobby Publications while the whole railway itself was the subject of a book published a few years ago called Cross Country. It has many photos in it and can still be found in a few public libraries.  
  sthyer Deputy Commissioner

The latest Train Hobby Publications 'Country Branch Lines Victoria, part 8' should feature the Skipton Line extensively. It's just released.
  randomnarwhal Locomotive Driver

Thanks for your help. I was looking in particular for photos of the Linton station, none of which exist on PROV.

I don’t have any photos to share personally but if you go looking they can be found. This website http://www.vicrailstations.com/ has some pictures of what the stations on the line look like today as does the article on the line at the Australian Rail Trails website. As for historic photos the best place to look for them is in books with some to be found in several of the Train Hobby Publications while the whole railway itself was the subject of a book published a few years ago called Cross Country. It has many photos in it and can still be found in a few public libraries.
Broadgauge

This site only shows the station post closure. Still some interesting information though.


The latest Train Hobby Publications 'Country Branch Lines Victoria, part 8' should feature the Skipton Line extensively. It's just released.
sthyer

I found this book yesterday in a bookshop. It looks brilliant, and definitely had some of the photos I was looking for.
  reidgck Locomotive Fireman

Hi there,
Would anyone happen to have any photographs of the Ballarat-Skipton railway that they could share? Extensive googling has failed me.
Thank you.
randomnarwhal

There are a few photos of a 1967 ARE tour to Ballarat and Skipton at
http://www.brownfam.com.au/ROLL23/ROLL23.htm
and a video copied from old 8mm film
of the same trip at


Steam Train to Skipton Victoria May 1967 by reidgck
There is also a heap of other links to pictures of lots of other
trips to a long list of locations at
http://www.brownfam.com.au/trainpics.htm
G.R.
  randomnarwhal Locomotive Driver

There are a few photos of a 1967 ARE tour to Ballarat and Skipton at
http://www.brownfam.com.au/ROLL23/ROLL23.htm
and a video copied from old 8mm film
of the same trip at


Steam Train to Skipton Victoria May 1967 by reidgck
There is also a heap of other links to pictures of lots of other
trips to a long list of locations at
http://www.brownfam.com.au/trainpics.htm
G.R.
reidgck
Thanks for those links. Theres some useful pictures on that site.
However, I was primarily looking for Linton station, which is sadly lacking in most sources.
  sthyer Deputy Commissioner

Cross Country, by Norm Houghton and Jack McLean, has 3 images of Linton. All are by John Dare, so other books he's contributed to might also have some.

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