The Geelong to Ballarat Railway – A Stations History is an historical look at the trunk railway joining two premier cities with its 13 stations and sidings and several rail motor stopping places. The line was built at the height of the gold rushes with magnificent architecture and right of way. The stations provided significant loadings well into the 20th century. As time went by the line became more of a through route than local loader with variations to crossing arrangements at the stations until all stations became redundant. The station buildings remain for the most part but are not used for rail purposes.