The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements

Video taken from the driver's seat!

2013 - the Train

The Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society.
This  is a group of Miniature Steam Railway enthusiasts, whose founding members joined forces to build and maintain a dual gauge ( 5 and 7 1/4 inch) Miniature Railway. The one and a quarter kilometer of track, winds its way through a picturesque, landscaped area of Elgar Park, on the corner of Belmore and Elgar Roads, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.

The Society was formed in October 1981 and work on the site commenced in March 1983.

By September 1983 the Mayor of Box Hill was able to open the Clubroom and Engine Shed.

By October 1985 sufficient track had been laid and site works completed to enable the railway to be opened for Public running.

The trains that are featured in the Locomotive Register are, for the most part, constructed by the Society's Members in their spare time over a period of many years.

The locomotives operating on the Box Hill track are mostly powered by steam, but petrol, diesel and electrically powered units are also to be seen.

The Society is a non-profit organisation and its Members provide their labor in a voluntary capacity. Proceeds from fares charged on Public Run days are used to administer the club, improve and maintain the railway and to assist Charity groups mainly within the City of Whitehorse.

The Society's Members are drawn from all ages and walks of life._

Its various activities provide not only recreation, but also the opportunity to exercise rarely used skills and develop new ones.

There is something for everyone, from gardening, to skilled metal machining, to selling tickets, to locomotive driving.

The hobby of Miniature Railways provides considerable enjoyment and satisfaction, and the Society welcomes new Members who are willing to assist in the maintenance and running of its railway.

Its Website is the Box Hill Miniature Railway Society Inc.

The Railway is actually in Mont Albert North. 

The Koonung Wetlands is adjacent to the site.




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