St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company

The St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company was a railway company in Victoria, Australia. The company opened a line from St Kilda Railway Station (via an elevated loop) in Melbourne, Australia to Bay Street (now North Brighton) in 1859 and Beach (now Brighton Beach) in 1861.

In November 1853, a bill was introduced in the Parliament of Victoria for incorporation of a company to be called the "Melbourne, St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Company".[1] Then, in December 1855, it was announced that another bill would be presented to Parliament to incorporate the "St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Company".[2] Charles Ebden was chairman of directors of the company.[3]

The St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company and the more extensive Melbourne (and Suburban) Railway Company, with lines to Prahran and Hawthorn, were taken over by the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company in 1864. The combined company, known as the Melbourne and Hobsons Bay United Railway Company, was taken over by the Government of Victoria in 1878 and the lines became part of the Victorian Railways.

Rolling stockEdit


Class Wheel
Serial numbers
Total Total
M&HBR 2-4-0WT 2-4-0WT Melbourne, Yarra Robert Stephenson & Co.
954, 957
1862 (ex M&HBR) 2 0 1862 All used by Melbourne Railway Company, but later sold to the Melbourne & Hobson's Bay United Railway


  1. ^ "Legislative Council. Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day". The Argus. Melbourne. 31 October 1853.
  2. ^ "The St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Company". The Argus. Melbourne. 22 December 1855.
  3. ^ Serle, Geoffrey (1966). "Ebden, Charles Hotson (1811 - 1867)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 8 January 2014 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.