The extent of the rail network in Victoria during the early 20th century was mind-boggling.
In 1927, Victorian Railways operated 114 lines and 1,185 stations across the state.
We reap the benefits of much of this foresight and planning today. However, most of the stations and lines shown on this map no longer exist.
What this map tries to do is build on existing information from 1927/28 and turn it into a schematic map.
The design is based on six ‘main lines’. Others branch out at minor or major interchanges. Colours correspond to the main line from which the other lines originate.