Tomorrow there will be a big haaa-hooo celebration because it is the 150th anniversary of the official opening of the railway between Melbourne and the city of Geelong...Werribee Station included in that line. This took place on the 25th of June 1857. At 64 kilometres, it was the first long distance country railway line in Australia and equalled the combined length of all other railways in the country.
Heritage diesel and steam trains will also operate on the Geelong line on Sunday 24 June. There will be Displays held at Geelong, Lara, Little River, Werribee and Williamstown. Train nuts will be out in force this weekend!!!
During the week, I will visit our Memorial Hall where I can gather some more info on our city and take some pictures. Tonight I will get info from local oldies who were born in the first hospital for this area....and right where that was located is a McDonalds now. That is progress!!!