On Sept. 16 1979 the Victorian Railways celebrated its 125th anniversary by running special trains to Port Melbourne. The Port Melbourne line was converted to a tram line in 1987 and this area has been completely re-developed. This photo shows the extensive trackwork that used to serve Station Pier. This was K 190's first public appearence after being conpletely overhauled and painted green.

A view of Port Melbourne yard looking toward Melbourne from the now demolished Centenary Bridge, the electrified suburban line can be seen
on the far right. This area is now completely covered by a residential housing development. Photo date 1969
Official VR photo

An unknown 280 Walker railmotor sits on Station Pier probably taking newly arrived migrants to Bonegilla. The ship "Patris" was apparently
a Greek ship that carried many Greek migrants to Australia, 1960's
Official VR photo

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