Travelling on the steam train from Castlemaine to Maldon via the small town of Muckleford is to step back into the early 19th century. A time of slowness, when conductors wore navy uniforms with gold brass buttons and the sound of a brass bell signaled departure.
This small remnant is all of that remains of a once extensive branch line railway system that serviced rural Victoria from around 1880 to the 1970s. These lines came off the main lines and reached into the smaller regions providing a necessary service.
This line was officially closed in 1976 but thanks to the dedication of volunteers it was resurrected about 10 years later.
This video was made as part of ABC Open's video postcards project and features ABC Open Producer Larissa Romensky's nephews Seany and Liam narrating.
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