The following timeline will be developed and updated over time.
1888 Bairnsdale opened to Melbourne
1916 Line to orbost opened
1952 SEC siding west of station opened
1954 "The Gipslander" passenger train starts Melbourne to Bairnsdale
1956 gantry crane added to timber siding in yard
1957 turtable removed
1957 line at east end of yard modified. Line to orbost now off the goods loop.
1960 Timber siding extended
1961 Timber siding slewed back under gantry crane so it didn't foul the main line
1964 foot bridge added
1976 Goods shed extended
1976 "Freight gate" added
1993 Passenger service cut, replaced by bus
2004 Passenger service restored 3 trains Mon-Sat two Sun