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Corporate entry Victorian Railways (1883 - 1983)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rail Industry and Advisory or regulatory body
Reference No
VA 2876
Legal Status
Public Record Office of Victoria Registered Agency
Melbourne, Victoria


Victorian Railways was established in 1883. It was responsible for the survey and construction of new railway lines as well as the maintenance of existing lines and the superintendence of railway services. Victorian Railways was abolished in 1983, after a century of operation.

Related People

  • Stone, William (1858 - 1949)

    William Stone held multiple positions with Victorian Railways including, electrical and lighting engineer in the Telegraph Branch (1905 -1912), Chief Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Branch (1913 - 1920c)Member of the Advisory Committee on the utilization of brown coal (1917 - 1920c)

    Date: 1893 - 1920

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Frost, L. E., 'A Reinterpretation of Victoria's Railway Construction Boom of the 1880's', Australian Economic History Review, vol. 26, no. 1, 1986, pp. 40-55. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith