Home Creek - VIC

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Position

DEG: -37.159603 145.56572
DMS: 37º 09' 34.57" S 145º 33' 56.59" E
UTM: 55 H 5886459mN 372647mE
Altitude: 184.32m

Description

Address & Contact

Mansfield-Tallarook Rail Trail
Cathkin VIC 3714
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Information

Home Creek was a lineside watering point in the early days of the railway for the old antiquated “O” and “Q” class engines that used to work the line in the early days.

The water tanks at this location were replenished regularly by running the Cathkin based engine out from Cathkin. They would pump water out of Home Creek into lineside tanks for use by the through trains. A steam driven pump attached to the locomotive was used to pump the water out of the creek. These pumping duties for the Cathkin engine appear to be its main duties. Consequently the locomotive clocked up the lowest engine miles worked per week in the state. These arrangements appear to have remained until 1909 when the line finally reached Alexandra. The tanks at Cathkin where then decommissioned. At this point the Cathkin engine and crew were reassigned and added to the Yea work roster. The workload had increased in Yea due to the newly opened line into the Alexandra township.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Eildon Fire Tower at 19/01:30pm EST
Distance from Home Creek 25.1km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
19.7°C15.6°C59%11.5°ChPa0.0mmNE24km/hr
13knots
41km/hr
22knots

Closest Climatic Station

Eildon Fire Tower
Distance from Home Creek 25.1km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.326.822.918.213.210.19.110.513.516.521.023.5
Mean Min. °C13.413.811.49.16.54.83.84.35.77.29.811.0
Mean Rain mm36.446.939.040.355.067.266.776.763.551.861.242.3

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