Rock Island Mike asked this in the Photos Thread. Hey Woodie, great pic (just saw it). Is VLine a prototype railroad, or your own creation??? Never heard of it which is why I'm axing. V/Line is a prototype railroad. (we don't really use the term "railroad" or "road" here). We'd say something like V/Line "runs the trains". Or I model "V/Line", or the "railways" in Victoria are....... etc.... As suggested by Triman, each Australian State had their own government run railways. probably up to the early 80's. The State Government was responsible for the tracks, locos, rollingstock, passengers and frieght and suburban systems in each capital. In Victoria, (Melbourne is the capital of Victoria) the railways were always know as the "Victorian Railways", and the "blue and gold" did originate from the Erie scheme in the US. Similar to this (from the early 50's and beginning of deisel).