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Overall History of the Line

A work in progress. Beginning soon.

The Footbridge

FITZROY GOODS YARD ARRANGEMENT

A work in progress.
http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/heritagevic#detail_places;67119

The footbridge was relocated under contract by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society to a new home at the Mornington Railway:
http://www.morningtonrailway.org.au/.
From:http://www.morningtonrailway.org.au/footbridge.htm

This footbridge was relocated to Moorooduc in 2004 where it was extensively restored from its dilapidated state after residing at North Fitzroy for many years after the line closed. Considered to be the longest and highest VR timber footbridge at the time … The bridge carried heavy traffic during the football season leading spectators Into the Fitzroy football stadium.

Fitzroy Yard footbridge 24-7-1990

Shunting The Yard

FITZROY GOODS YARD ARRANGEMENT

The following image is estimation of the size of a 1:160 scale model of the Fitzroy Goods Yard. The model of the yard would be approximately 3.0m long, making the real yard in the region of 500m long.
Fitzroy Goods Yard in N scale from MMBW drawings.jpg

A work in progress. Beginning soon.

But now placed on hold as `the main layout’ has to be worked on as a priority.

The Operation of Goods Trains – In and Out

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The Junction at Fitzroy North

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These are not my own photos and I ask you to give due credit to the gentlemen who took the photos and spent the time and effort to post them onto the internet for our benefit.




B69 North Fitzroy
VR_BOX027S07 - B64 at North Fitzroy

From Fitztroy North Junction to Fitzroy Goods Yard

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National Can Factory

FITZROY GOODS YARD ARRANGEMENT
A work in progress. Beginning soon.
From: http://www.jigsaw.com/id2169070/pacmetal-services.com_companywiki.xhtml
National Can Company Pty. Ltd. was founded in 1954 by four experienced can-makers who wanted to create a successful business in the highly competitive can making market. From its humble beginnings in an old building in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, the company grew and prospered over the years through a combination of hard work, dedication and a vision to be an innovator in the design and manufacture of quality packaging products. By 1960, the company employed 70 personnel. In 1984 National Can Industries Limited (NCI) was incorporated as a public company and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. By 1994, NCI commenced operations in Fiji and Papua New Guinea and had become the third largest can maker in Australasia.

Fitzroy Goods circa 4/1980 Grahame Lowe photo
Fitzroy Goods circa 4/1980 Grahame Lowe photo

These are not my own photos and I ask you to give due credit to the gentlemen who took the photos and spent the time and effort to post them onto the internet for our benefit.