Melbourne Railway Company

The Melbourne Railway Company was formed in 1859 to construct and run a railway from Melbourne to Windsor, where it connected with the St Kilda and Brighton Railway.

Previously, the Brighton line had branched off the end of the St Kilda Railway, requiring a reverse loop. The Melbourne Company line provided a more direct route into the city via Richmond and Princes Bridge. The Melbourne Railway Company purchased the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company in 1862, and the St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company and was amalgamated with the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company to form the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay United Railway Company on 22 October 1864.[1] Subsequently, all these railway businesses were acquired by the government-owned Victorian Railways in 1878.[2]

Rolling stockEdit

LocomotivesEdit

Class Wheel
arrangement
Fleet
number(s)
Manufacturer
Serial numbers
Year
introduced
Total Total
preserved
Year(s)
withdrawn
Comments
M&HBR 2-4-0WT 2-4-0WT Melbourne*, Victoria, Yarra* Robert Stephenson & Co.
954, 956, 957
1862 (ex M&SR) 3* 0 1865 All to Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway
*Melbourne & Yarra owned by SK&BR but used by MRC
G&MR 0-6-0WT 0-6-0WT Hercules R&W Hawthorn
928
1862 (ex M&SR) 1 0 1865 To Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway
M&SR 2-4-0T 2-4-0T Hawthorn, Richmond George England & Co.
160, 161
1862 (ex M&SR) 2 0 1865 To Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway
M&SR 2-4-0WT 2-4-0WT Kew Robert Stephenson & Co.
1377
1862 (ex M&SR) 1 0 1865 To Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway
MRC 2-4-0WT 2-4-0WT Prahran, Windsor Robert Stephenson & Co.
1459, 1460
1963 2 0 1865 All to Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An Act to Amalgamate the Melbourne and Hob-son's Bay Railway Company and the Melbourne Railway Company and for other purposes" (PDF). 15 June 1865. Retrieved 20 July 2019 – via austlii.edu.au.
  2. ^ Victorian Heritage Database Report

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