Turntables in Victoria

Turntables in Victoria

Based in part on an article in the March 1997 edition of RailNews Victoria

There are currently two standard length turntables in Victoria. 21.3m (70') and 16.2m (53'). 50' turntables were phased out in the early part of this century. Two 25.9m (85') turntables were also available.

Broad gauge is 1600mm (5'3"), standard gauge is 1435mm (4'8.5"). Narrow gauges shown were applicable.

[P] indicated preserved on a tourist railway.

Dynon Locomotive Depot 21.3m Electric Broad  
Dynon Locomotive Depot 21.3m Electric Standard  
Newport Workshops 21.3m - Broad Ex-Jolimont Workshops. Stored
Newport Workshops 21.3m - Broad Ex-Geelong. Stored
Newport Workshops 16.2m - Broad Ex-Yea. Stored
Geelong Locomotive Depot 21.3m Electric Broad x road roundhouse
Colac 21.3m Manual Broad  
Warrnambool 21.3m Manual Broad  
Ararat 25.9m Electric Broad Currently disconnected
Dimboola 21.3m Manual Standard Ex-Murtoa.
Regauged from broad in 1996.
Mt Gambier (SA) 25.9m Electric Broad Owned by Australian National
Line isolated
Bacchus Marsh 21.3m Manual Broad  
Ballarat East 21.3m Electric Broad West Coast Railway depot
St Arnaud 21.3m Manual Broad Reconnected in 1993
Mildura 21.3m - Broad Spare from Spotswood Workshops
being installed
Wycheproof 21.3m Manual Broad Reconnected in 1994.
Owned by Apex Club, but
available for use.
Robinvale 16.2m Manual Broad  
Castlemaine 21.3m - Broad Ex-Woodend. In place 1995
but not yet connected.
Bendigo 21.3m Electric Broad Inside loco shed
Echuca 21.3m Manual Broad  
Deniliquin (NSW) 21.3m - Broad Ex-Inglewood. Not yet connected.
Seymour 21.3m Electric Dual 4 rail broad/standard gauge
Benalla 21.3m Manual Broad Ex-Kerang
Yarrawonga 21.3m Manual Broad Ex-Dimboola
Wodonga 21.3m Manual Broad  
Albury (NSW) 22.9m
Electric Standard Owned by SRANSW
Numurkah 16.2m Manual Broad  
Traralgon 21.3m Electric Broad x road roundhouse
Drysdale [P] ? Manual Narrow 1067mm (3'6") narrow gauge.
Ex-Hobart. Bellarine Peninsula
Daylesford [P] 21.3m Manual Broad Central Highlands Tourist Railway
Maldon [P] 16.2m Manual Broad Ex-Skipton
Castlemaine & Maldon Railway
Healesville [P] 21.3m Manual Broad Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
Emerald [P] 16.2m Manual Dual 4 rail 1600mm/762mm (2'6") dual gauge.
Ex-Newport Workshops.
Puffing Billy Railway
Nyora [P] 21.3m Manual Broad South Gippsland Railway
Korumburra [P] 21.3m Manual Broad Ex-Foster. South Gippsland Railway

Other turning facilities

Melbourne Loops Broad 4 underground loops
North Melbourne Reversing loop Broad  
South Dynon Junction Triangle Standard Broad gauge removed early 1997
Tottenham Yard -
Brooklyn - Sunshine
Triangle Broad  
North Shore Triangle Broad Phosphate sidings
North Geelong Triangle Broad Between signal boxes A, B and C
North Geelong Reversing loop Broad Grain sidings
Warracknabeal Triangle Standard Grain siding

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