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Victorian-Railways-wings

The VR 'wings' logo as it appeared on the "Spirit of Progress".

Vicraillogo

VR's 'teacup' logo which was first used in 1981.

Victorian Railways was a Victorian state government owned railway company in Australia. It largely operated in Victoria, apart from a few lines extending across the border into New South Wales, and was operational from 1859 to 1983.

HistoryEdit

Before VR, the railways were operated by many separate private companies. These companies either failed or became bankrupt, thus VR was created. Most of the VR operated lines were 5ft 3in (1,600mm) broad gauge tracks. There were some 2ft 6in (762mm) narrow gauge lines, and from 1961 the line from Melbourne to Albury, in the north of the state, was a standard gauge line (4ft 8 1/2in [1,435mm]).

See AlsoEdit

Category:Victorian Railways

ReferencesEdit

Spirit-of-progress-70th-anniversary-2007

This is the VR logo as it appeared on their fleet of diesel locomotives.

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