Railway history documented

RAIL FAN: Esma turner with the book. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

RAIL FAN: Esma turner with the book. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

A PUBLICATION charting the history of the Bendigo to Murray River Railway will be launched by Patron Senator for Bendigo Michael Ronaldson on July 27.

The book, Bendigo to Murray River Railway 1864 to 2014, has been compiled by Esma Turner from the Huntly and District Historical Society with information supplied from historical societies, railways museums and various other groups.

"The railway from Melbourne to Bendigo was 150-years-old in October 2012," Ms Turner said. "Then the railway from Bendigo to Echuca was constructed between then and 1864 so, in 2014, in September, it will be 150-years-old."

The book will be unveiled at the Huntly Hall on July 27 at 10.15am.

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