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These pix were taken on July 3 2012.
They show the scenery and features along the northern section of the Upper Yarra Walking Track, known as the "Walk into History", at Big Pat's Creek, 80 km east of Melbourne, past the town of Warburton.
The Track follows the alignment of the old Federal logging tramway which linked the settlement of Big Pat's Creek with the former timber mills in the Big Pat's Creek gully, ending at Starling Gap, some 8 km to the south.
My visit started at the Bridge at Big Pats Creek, then south to the small picnic area on the Creek. I returned along Smythe Creek Rd, about 4 km total
About half way along the track, a few metres of iron rails and points remain, which for reasons unknown were never removed when the tramway was dismantled in the 1950s. These were part of the "Point frog", at the junction of the Starvation Creek and Federal tramways.
article published 7/3/2012