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Miles, chains and links

Railway stations once had their distance from Melbourne chiseled into the platform face, measured in miles, chains and links.

'5 miles, 5 chains, 82 links' at Williamstown Beach station

Saturday 8 May 2021 10:20 AM
Viewed 107 times
(1 time this month, 107 times this year)

5 mile post on the down platform at Anstey station

Saturday 24 October 2020 14:37 PM
Viewed 127 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 127 times this year)

'29 miles, 44 chains, 73 links' at Little River

Tuesday 29 October 2019 12:22 PM
Viewed 212 times
(4 times this week, 11 times this month, 124 times this year)

'1 mile, 5 chains, 21 links' marking at North Melbourne platform 1

Saturday 30 March 2019 18:50 PM
Viewed 260 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 74 times this year)

'7 miles, 36 chains, 44 links' at North Brighton platform 1

Wednesday 29 August 2018 12:57 PM
Viewed 306 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 17 times this year)

'2 miles, 17 chains, 73 links' marking at Kensington station

Thursday 19 April 2018 10:18 AM
Viewed 392 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 65 times this year)

'4 miles, 22 chains, 11 links' marking at Moonee Ponds station

Saturday 7 April 2018 15:17 PM
Viewed 414 times
(6 times this month, 68 times this year)

'100 miles, 63 chains, 3 links' datum chiselled into the platform at Bendigo

Monday 19 March 2018 13:36 PM
Viewed 411 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 79 times this year)

'4 miles / 74 chains / 59 links' marking at the Buckley Street subway at Essendon

Thursday 19 May 2016 08:33 AM
Viewed 583 times
(2 times this month, 84 times this year)

'5 miles, 41 chains, 7 links' marker at Malvern platform 2

Saturday 14 November 2015 18:40 PM
Viewed 549 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 70 times this year)

'77 miles, 77 chains, 78 links' chiselled into the face of platform 2 at Castlemaine station

Saturday 24 August 2013 11:05 AM
Viewed 853 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 73 times this year)

'67 miles, 2 chains, 88 links' marker at the up end of the Taradale Viaduct

Saturday 8 September 2012 18:08 PM
Viewed 1010 times
(1 time this month, 102 times this year)

'0 miles, 9 chains, 61 links' chiselled into the abutment of the Sandridge Bridge

Tuesday 21 July 2009 08:30 AM
Viewed 977 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 83 times this year)

Viewed 747 times (4 times this week, 22 times this month, 285 times this year)