Railways in Drouin
Told by Keith Cook in 2018.
Cr Keith Cook in 2018.
Acting Station Master Keith Cook in the office at Trafalgar Station, 1982.
RAILWAYS in Drouin
TRACK 1 A Career in the Railways: Keith Cook
00.12 Successfully applied for job at Warragul station
01.10 Junior station assistant tasks and experiences
06.57 Move around Victoria as a reliever to obtain promotions
11.08 Worked in Melbourne until retirement
TRACK 2 Railways in Gippsland, Drouin Station
00.00 Opening up Gippsland
01.40 1870s Decision to build line from Melbourne to Sale;
controversy over route
02.45 Current route decided and construction began
03.11 First passenger train in Drouin
07.56 Construction of station and goods shed
09.25 Tracks, sidings, signals, levers, points
14.28 Accidents at Drouin
22.12 Duplication of line
25.10 Drouin's unique signalling frame
27.14 Modernisation of signalling
Loading at Drouin Station 1912
Drouin station 1908
Drouin Railway Station 1934
Inside Drouin Railway station in 1944. photo courtesy of Drouin History Group
R Class Loco at Drouin in 1964
Carriages derailed near Drouin Station in 1985. 15 passengers were shaken but unhurt.
Derailment at Drouin in 1985. Locomotive upside down at the base of the embankment on the south side of the tracks. The driver and fireman both survived.
Drouin Railway Station 2017