A busy morning at Coleraine as the morning train prepares for departure, the second vehicle appears to be a W workmens sleeper which
appeared in 1910 so this photo dates from around 1915 - 1920 I believe. R 315 was built 1884, off reg 1927.
Photo from State Library of Victoria collection

The proud staff and happy customers at Coleraine pose in front of an AEC railmotor. As shown in the 1928 timetable below, this was a daily service that departed Coleraine at 11.10 am. It took 1 hour and 40 minutes to travel the 24 miles to Hamilton where you would change to a loco hauled passenger train to Ararat, where you would change again for your train to Melbourne, the total journey time to Melbourne being being 10 hours and 35 minutes. Circa 1928

BELOW, the scene at Coleraine Nov. 2011.

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