1. The Outer Circle Line was a steam-era railway that ran through Melbourne's inner-eastern suburbs.

    We're making a documentary that explores the where, when, who, why and how. We think it’s an important part of Melbourne’s urban history, at a turbulent time in Australia both politically and economically.

    Join us as we research and produce this documentary about Melbourne's forgotten railway.


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  2. On the 14th of May 1900, Stanley station opened below Mont Albert Road in Canterbury. It got its name from nearby Stanley Grove, which is still there today.

    But this name lasted only 2 years, probably because of confusion with the nearby Shenley station. So on the 23rd of September 1902, Stanley changed its name to Balwyn.

    But this was also confusing because Balwyn was a long way away from the station. So in 1923, the station again changed its name, this time to Roystead, after an enormous estate house nearby.

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  3. The first locomotive to run on the Outer Circle Line was a "Y"-class. Built by the Phoenix Foundry Company in Ballarat in 1889, Y-class locos were used to haul ballast trains during the line's construction in 1890 and 1891. Author and historian David Beardsell explains.

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  4. The Outer Circle Line was a railway that ran through Melbourne's eastern suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    It once connected Oakleigh with Fairfield, but only a short section remains today.

    So what went wrong? Why isn't it still running? Join us as we talk to historians, an urban planning expert and even people who still remember the train from their childhood.

    It's a fascinating chapter of Melbourne history, and it's surprisingly relevant to strategic planning and public transport today.

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