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Melbourne Railway Co

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1859 The Melbourne Railway Company was formed to run trains to construct and run a railway from Melbourne to Windsor, where it connected with the St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Co.

Previously, the Brighton line had branched off the end of the St Kilda Railway, requiring a reverse loop. The Melbourne Company line provided a more direct route into the city via Richmond and Princes Bridge.

1862 The Melbourne Railway Co purchased the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Co, and the St. Kilda and Brighton Railway Co

1864 October 22nd. Amalgamated with the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Co to form the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay United Railway Co.

1878 Subsequently all these railway businesses were acquired by the government-owned Victorian Railways

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