Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Cheviot Tunnel, Yea VIC

Cheviot Tunnel information brochure (PDF)


  1. About 200 metres or, in American terms, 660 feet.

    BTW with the Sunday Drivers post, I half-expected you to say something about Australians driving on the the wrong side of the road. :)

  2. Interesting tunnel. I'm glad to see that the recent global economic crisis has not extinguished the light at the end of the tunnel. (Sorry Vicki, just my weird sense of humour).

  3. That's the sort of thing I'd say, Bill. When anyone talks about the light at the end of tunnel, I have to restrain myself from asking how sure they are that it's not the light of an oncoming train. ;)

  4. An historic tunnel that looks like a piece of modern art!! Great shot.

  5. We owe so much to those that went before. This is a work of art that I am so glad is preserved. I spent Saturday in the Noojee area which is maybe similar to Yea. I love the 2 shillings and 11 pence in the cost that the brochure details.

    Now, somewhere ... somewhere ... I have a photocopy of a timber-getters licence that my GG-grandfather obtained in the 1880s to obtain wood in the Mansfield area. Shall dig it out later today.

    Small world, eh?

  6. Smaller than we think.

    Did you find the photocopy of the 1880s timber-getters licence? I'd love to see it.