Melbourne & Suburban Railway Company

Description
Melbourne, 1859/1860, 1 Share á £ 10
Business
Railway/Railroad/Tramways
Assignment
Australia
Country
Australia
Rarity Code
7
Last Price
€ 400.00

History

The Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company opened a line from Princes Bridge railway station in Melbourne, Australia, to Punt Road (Richmond) and South Yarra in 1859, Prahran in 1859 and Windsor in 1860, connecting with the St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company's line from St Kilda to Bay Street (now North Brighton) in 1859 and Beach Station (now Brighton Beach) in 1861. The St Kilda and Brighton Railway Company and the Melbourne and Suburban Railway Company were taken over by the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company in 1865. The combined company was named Melbourne and Hobsons Bay United Railway Company. It was taken over by the Government of Victoria in 1878 and it became part of Victorian Railways.