Railway Map of Victoria
This site contains a railway map of Victoria, set up in bitmap format.
This is a clickable map; click on the relevant section to view the
map. The only way to move between the detailed maps is to come back to
this page. There are scales and legends
on each of the 8 individual maps.
I have not included the Melbourne and Ballarat areas; this is
they are too detailed for a map of this scale.
I also have available a copy of the map in Adobe PDF format.
here to download a copy of the map - 200 kB (it is a zip file, so
will need WinZip or a similar program to unzip it). This PDF file is
1.4 MB in size unzipped. To view the PDF map, you will need the free
Acrobat Viewer, this can be found at the Adobe
The idea for this map came from a similar site set up by Rolfe Bozier,
maps of New South Wales. After looking at his site, and getting
from him, I began planning this site.
For the main lines, and later-closed branchlines, the data comes
For the earlier-closed branchlines, and lines into NSW and SA, the data
came from a digitised 1:1 million scale map of Victoria (using
The sections of standard gauge from Melbourne to Albury and Melbourne
Geelong were basic lines drawn parallel to the main line, once in
The station locations were based on larger-scaled maps.
The opening dates for the lines came primarily from a list in ARHS
from a few years back.
Both sets of data were exported from the original programs as DXF
and then imported into CorelDraw. The two datasets were merged, and
there were duplicated lines, the MapInfo data was the data used,
it had higher accuracy.
With this done, the stations were added, and the lines were broken
up, according to their opening date. The lines were then colour-coded.
Once this was complete, the original map was divided up into eight
segments, and each segment was individually exported as a GIF file.
Finally, these files were opened in PaintShopPro, where the station
names were added. Work was also done in CorelPhotoPaint.
The PDF map was produced simply by exporting the map from CorelDraw.
of New South Wales by Rolfe Bozier. This is an excellent site, and
includes animated maps of the NSW network, along with detailed maps of
Railway maps of
by Andrew Waugh. An excellent series of maps, dating every 10 years
Victoria by Mark Bau (NOTE: this map is approx 1.2MB, and
you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it)
Railway maps of
by Chris Brownbill
by Chris Gordon
Victoria by Chris Gordon
Some other web sites with Australian railway maps:
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