Maryborough. Victoria.

Maryborough is a small town just 70 kilometres north of Ballarat with population of about 8,000. It has a big Railway station. Mark Twain visited the town in 1895 and declared that Maryborough was “A railway station with a town attached”. Some people believe that this is a result of a bureaucratic mixup and the station was intended for Maryborough in Queensland which is about … Continue reading Maryborough. Victoria.

The Malmsbury Viaduct.

I like bridges. Some bridges are viaducts but not all viaducts are bridges. The Malmsbury viaduct was¬†erected as part of the¬†Melbourne, Mount Alexander and Murray River Railway between 1858 and 1861. Its purpose was to link the Port of Melbourne to the River Murray port of Echuca. It is now used primarily to link Melbourne to the city of Bendigo 150 kms to the north. … Continue reading The Malmsbury Viaduct.