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Walhalla Goldfields Railway into paydirt

<p>The opening of the Walhalla Goldfields Railway extension last week is expected to boost tourism in the Latrobe Valley area.</p> <p>Victorian premier Steve Bracks joined former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer in driving a golden dogspike into the line to mark the completion of the 1.4-km Happy Creek extension.</p> <p>The project included the completion of six bridges. Services have begun and tourists can now travel by train from Thomson Station to Walhalla.</p> <p>The Victorian Government provided $1m for the extension as part of its plan to revitalise the region.</p> <br />