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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.

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

30 March 2019 18:50 PM
Viewed 43 times
(2 times this month, 43 times this year)

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

29 August 2018 12:57 PM
Viewed 93 times, 7 times this year)

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

19 April 2018 10:18 AM
Viewed 162 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 47 times this year)

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

7 April 2018 15:17 PM
Viewed 161 times, 46 times this year)

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

19 March 2018 13:36 PM
Viewed 192 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

19 May 2016 08:33 AM
Viewed 357 times
(8 times this month, 59 times this year)

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

14 November 2015 18:40 PM
Viewed 346 times
(4 times this month, 55 times this year)

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

24 August 2013 11:05 AM
Viewed 620 times
(7 times this month, 64 times this year)

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

8 September 2012 18:08 PM
Viewed 716 times
(8 times this month, 76 times this year)

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

21 July 2009 08:30 AM
Viewed 748 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 56 times this year)

Viewed 138 times (2 times this week, 7 times this month, 138 times this year)