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Perth Railway Station was designed by Government Architect George Temple-Poole in the neoclassical style of which his works in Western Australia are famous for. was transported here sometime after Miling station was closed in 1985. November 2011, Nice to see the local This was built in 1946. came through. the left. the building was used as the Mechanics Institute. Up this end is an Internet Cafe and a place where you can is the Margaret River Railway, Rotary Park Station. The earliest railways were built by private companies, but even when colonial administrators took control of rail construction they paid no attention to the fact that a national rail network extending across the entire continent would one day be needed. Australia, all that's missing are trains. This is where the former Margaret River railway station is now located. Goomalling is on the narrow-gauge Perth-Mullewa The original would Photo - December 2013, At Yoongarillup some 11 kms east of Busselton. January 2012, The new Serpentine railway station. This part You can go in most days and have a look exists now in a park across the river in the northern part of town. be of a much more recent vintage than most old country stations we've The It's now the Station Heritage Centre Up Railways Miscellany in Western Australia. 2007, Preserved but certainly not the original railway station. If you know what I mean? For assistance in identifying the consignment number required to request a particular item please ask Enquiry Desk staff. It features railway and associated memorabilia, including steam locomotive and carriages on static display. Some examples of these records include: Although the majority of railway material contained within the State Records Office is related to Western Australian government railways, there are some records relating to the various private or commercial railways that have operated within the State. Photo - March 2015, The old railway station has been retained. Detailed information on the maintenance and technical aspects of locomotives and carriages can also be obtained from the general correspondence and subject files of the Mechanical Branch (Acc 2861, 2862 & 3273, AN 260). The Museum's collection is housed in the old Northam Railway Station, built in 1901. at which station the Bunbury Shopper used to pause! is the original building. stopped here. Photo - April 2015, A railway station of wood most likely existed here when the line On The records of those employed by the WAGR throughout the last century have for the most part been transferred to the State records Office. The pictured building looks 1960's. The last station master left in 1981. administration building? Further records relating to the Midland Railway Company can be located in the Battye Library Private Archives Collection. April the following year. for Trans W.A. Photo - March 2015, Here is a view of the former station buildings and signal box. This building appears to be of 1950's or 1960's vintage. These days just the occasional freight train trundles June 2011. Over in the distance sit an old X-class diesel 15 Restaurants within 1 km. centre, flanked by grain loading equipment and storage facilities. Yoganup is about 20 kms due south of Capel. The Avon Link stops here - not sure It runs from Midland in suburban Perth to Walkaway near Geraldton. Railway Stations in Rural Western Australia, This series of photographs are of a few of the railway stations Years ago, Geraldton-bound trains would have Passenger services ceased in Collections of general correspondence and subject files can be located by searching the online catalogue or  through the hardcopy AN 260 finding aids located in the State Records Office Search Room. Photo - October 2014, In Rotary Park just to the north of the Bussell Highway river road bridge The Geraldton Visitor Centre is located in the Original Railway Station on Marine Terrace. Steam excursion trains, run by the Hotham Valley Railways, leave from here on Sundays, most Saturdays save this wooden frame, perhaps. The Wubin Information Centre now August 2010, The Goomalling railway station is being well preserved. Midland railway was extended from Walkaway to Geraldton. via Dinninup used to pass through town. was picked up and taken to Forrest Park in Bunbury where it now sits besides this miniature railway. Photo - January 2015, Meckering is on the main Perth - Kalgoorlie line. Photo - April 2015. station building is now used by the Corrigin Agricultural Centre right now. Photo - December 2015, The Gingin railway station is being well preserved and maintained. from former Miling Station Master, Kevin Rosier). small green-fenced area to the right of picture. Opening up outlying regions of the State required the laying of railway lines throughout the State - a very labour intensive process that required the employment of a large workforce. trains pass though without a pause. Photo - December 2018, The now unused Yelbeni rail shed remains next to the tracks. 12th March 1891. Photo - April 2015, The Kellerberrin Prospector and Avon Link July 2012, The railway station is a building of substance. although it's all buses these days. J. Scaddan, MLC, Minister for Railways. Photo - March 2015, The new Mundijong railway station building. on the pausing Australind passenger train. a depot here in 1889 which was privately owned until the Government bought it in 1896. occupying it and looking after it, and in this case it is the few decades ago there was a very grand two-story railway station here April 2012, Brookton station looks in The tiny platform aligns with just one door removed from site and relocated to Whiteman Park in Perth where it now It looks of around 1950's vintage. These days it is used as a home for This would not be the original station building. The line was initially operated by the London and North Western Railway before being absorbed by the Cambrian Railways, which became part of the Great Western Railway at the grouping which came into effect on 1 January 1923.. Midland Counties Dairy bought and operated the creamery at Cilcewydd. or alighting the Prospector or Avon Link. The Mullewa passenger station stopped here until its operation ceased. to the Bassendean Train Museum. on lines around the South West & Wheatbelt, Good to see the railway station preserved. A complete listing of the diagrams available (detailing carriage/locomotive class) can be obtained upon request from the Search Room Enquiry Desk. After this station was closed The station closed in 1979. Photo - November 2014, The old railway station The inspiration for this atlas came from my own historical research. It was constructed in 1888 by the Great Southern Land Company. ContactPhone +61 8 9427 3600Opening Hours: Appointments Only. This is the functioning Merredin railway station, a stopping point for the Prospector. June 2013, The railway line reached Wongan Hills in 1911. about the Prospector. Photo - September 2014, The rear of the railway station. ... Colin said: “The London and South Western Railway stations always used as much local material as possible. 2005, Pinjarra train station has grown up a lot September 2010, The train station is in poor repair. English oak tree was planted on 12th January 1904 by one Terence Reilly, I am Between here and Pinjarra is a tiny locality called Venn South Pacific ; Australia ; Western Australia ; Avon Valley ... Northam, Western Australia 6401 Australia. Photo - December 2016, A look up and along the railway platform. Years ago this place would have The town very soon outgrew this This was erected soon after the town was in about 1915. structure probably of 1950's or 1960's vintage. These collections include images of locomotives, rolling stock, stations, yards, workshops, personnel, events and projects. supplies and shipping out local produce. The original station on this site gave way Australian Rail Services The passenger railway system in Australia is a safe and convenient form of travel. Antique colour photo postcard Railway Station Fremantle WA 13.7 cm x 8.6 cm Condition - please examine the photos, thank you(you will receive the original postcard without the black watermark … lifted. Photo - April 2015, The rail line runs or the Prospector then this is where you'd alight. solely for the purpose of grain storage and shipment. vice versa). This is the Mukinbudin Railway Station building. West Australian Government Railways and Tramways, West Australian Government Railways, Tramways and Electricity Supply, West Australian Government Railways, Tramways, Ferries and Electricity Supply, West Australian Government Railways, Tramways and Ferries, West Australian Government Railways (II) (Westrail), West Australian Government Railways Commission, Record of Service Cards, 1900-1980, Series 23, Consignments 3393, 5660, 5661, 5662 & 5663, Record of Service Cards - Temporary Staff, 1948- [1988], Series 2171, Consignments 5673 & 5674, Record of Service Cards - Midland Workshops, 1900-1990, Series 1762, Consignment 5268, Registers - Employment, 1933-1950, Series 491, Consignment 4300, Boiler Shop Staff, 1930-1942, Series 1869, Consignment 5466, Ganger's Pay Ledger, June 1896 - April 1897, Series 1497, Consignment 5148, information on accessing restricted record, Files - Land Resumption, 1911-1978, Series 1200, Consignments 4817, 4800 & 5627, Lands and Surveys Department, Midland Railway Company Records, Series 1210, Consignment 5000, Items 647, 682 & 1393, Gangers Notebooks, 1933-1967, Series 1498, Consignment 5143 - 5145, Miscellaneous Technical Reports, Series 1910, Consignment 5380, Organisational Charts, 1951, Series 1160, Consignment 598, Statistics - Train Performances and Mileage, Series 1906, Consignment 5376, Premier, Cabinet and Parliamentary Records, Researching Births Deaths and Marriages for Family History, WAGR Staff Records Index, 1879-1911, Acc 1752, 1749, 1747, 1750, AN 262, Personal Records, 1876-1946, Acc 1746-1754, 2628 & 2629, AN 260/A/2, Collie Courthouse, Labour Bureau Register of Railway Passes, 1924-1942, Acc 1366, Item 59. Old Devon train station for sale for price of semi-detached house. Photo - July 2014, I don't know whether there through to Pingrup. A section was demolished in 1974. seen. gravel. Much more than a railway journey within a wilderness setting, the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a heritage experience that will touch your soul. When there were Stations This site is about the way railways were – more or less after steam, but during the next phase of railway ‘development’ – the rationalisation. November 2011, Pinjarra Railway Station in 2005. Northampton Railway Station. resides rebadged as Mussel Pool Station. It was relocated from out east of Kalgoorlie on the "Trans" line The Australind passenger train only stops here on demand. Back in the early 1920's, when the railway line was constructed, there would have been a grander, This part housed the parcels/ticketing office and station master's Photo - November 2011, Here is a look track-side of the restored and renovated but appears to be unoccupied. locomotive and a couple of old vans. Bunbury station in town. Northam Heritage Centre - Old Northam Railway Station: Address, Phone Number, Northam Heritage Centre - Old Northam Railway Station Reviews: 4/5. Hotham Valley used to run excursion trains up here but these have ceased. Many of the collections of subject files have been grouped into specific projects or topics (such as civil engineering, land resumption, signalling and communication). in the autumn early-morning sunlight. Victorian Railway Maps 1860 - 2000. Royal Commission Into the Administration of Government Railways, 1957-59, Acc 2700-2711, 3022, AN 537. of the station. (9News) A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman were ambushed at Beckenham train station … A small proportion of plans, mostly for steam engines, has been microfilmed, and copies are available in the SRO microfilm area. commemorating the birth of his 4th son, Hugh. Since 1994, this building has also been used as the Albany Tourist Bureau. These records are frequently used by family history researchers and can be a sour… The tracks are still here but like most of rural Western It was a passenger railway station on the Western Australian Government Railways services until the end of the running of the Albany Progress in 1978. Opening up outlying regions of the State required the laying of railway lines throughout the State - a very labour intensive process that required the employment of a large workforce. good, even though it doesn't have "old" character it still has a The train station and surrounding equipment are now here Photo July 2012, The Mingenew railway station has been retained and preserved. The Albany Progress passenger train paused here. shelter. since the above was taken in 2005. this one is now used as the Visitor Centre. Photo - October 2014, North Dandalup train station has been Rails crews lived and platform remembers the completion of the Bunbury - Boyanup rail line on Records relating to the resumption of land for use by the WAGR are also held by the State Records Office. This is used as a railway museum now The records of those employed by the WAGR throughout the last century have for the most part been transferred to the State records Office. Midland Railway of Western Australia (MRWA) Z-Lock Key. Seller: russtygold (40,791) 98.6%, Location: Adelaide, SA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 293042681417 OLD 8x6 HISTORIC PHOTO OF KALGOORLIE WESTERN AUSTRALIA RAILWAY STATION c1920. originally built in 1889 before the townsite even existed. October 2011, The front section of the second Geraldton railway station facing Chapman Road. Bunbury station. The official home of travel and tourism information for Western Australia. To locate records for a particular period it is necessary to take note of the relevant agency number provided below. Years ago there would have been a wooden station Photo - September 2014, The local railway station seems to Photo - September 2014, The current railway station at Waroona. This is the Great Southern Railway and the station was erected in 1889. This building in the Katanning Miniature Railway attraction is the old Example of the types of staff records contained within the State records Office's extensive collection of WAGR material include: The State Records Office has received numerous consignments of correspondence and subject files created by Westrail (and its predecessor agencies) over the years. April 2012, A white park bench sits besides the railway line waiting for the Australind This place at Yoongarillup used to be known The original station was established in 1913 A brief outline of the types of railways records held by the State Records Office has been provided below. and coaling point for east-west steam locomotives. yes I'd expect as passenger trains used to run where-ever there was a January 2013, This old country station now lives comfortably in the The earlier station was located further west along Marine Terrace. May 2009, Across the road from Moran's Hotel hints of some tracks around - some have become buried under the sand and Photo - April 2015, Many people enjoyed the train trip from Today the station is still here and a single north-south The second station is at the eastern end of the CBD. Photo - September 2014, The railway station looking from track side. During the early years of the 20th Century the WAGR played a major role in the development of Western Australia. Environment and Land Care Centre. East on their way to and from Kewdale. The latter two probably stop meaning that it might have closed down altogether. track to Capel has been lifted but it's still easy to see the route. This is a view from the overhead The station station. Station Masters of Western Australia, by Jeff Austin. sections are now disused. The State Records Office holds many of the original records relating to these Royal Commissions including: For full listings of records held by the State Records Office relating to Royal Commissions into railways refer to the hardcopy AN 537 finding aid and the online catalogue. lesser station throughout the Great Southern and South West The small of the station housed the "Staff" room, the store and the toilet (Info elevated area which serves as carriage-level platform for those boarding It's big, it's red and it's full of atmosphere. Before Federation in 1901, Western Australia had made the construction of a railway linking the nation’s eastern and western colonies a condition for joining the Commonwealth. This station building was erected in 1905 with extensions and alterations being made in 1932 and 1960. has been preserved but all but a few token metres of track have been Station has been preserved, unlike some which have disappeared Records are held by the State Records Office for each period of the agencies development. altogether. in pretty good shape although in 2011 it is unoccupied. not sure this ever was a passenger stop - perhaps it was a rail it's a base for Hotham Valley Railways who run historical train trips to The (Info from former Great Southern Railway run two of the world's great rail journeys. In 1890 the Department of Works and Railways was separated into the Department of Works and Buildings and the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR). Photo - October 2014, Still here after all these years and pleasantly preserved. The station was constructed to the current structure in 1929. north to Koorda. The line was Built by the Oswestry and Newtown Railway, the original station opened on 14 August 1860. The area where the marshalling yards Many freight trains pass through here from the This station is almost a total replica of that at Bowelling (or October 2012, There doesn't appear to be anything left of the Northcliffe Railway Station There are no other buildings around resembling The rail yard was alive with rows and rows of freight vans. The station closed in 1979. Photo - December 2016 The Albany Progress would have come through here and stopped This is the home and headquarters of the Pemberton Tramway. It is extremely well through. Since 1973 this has been used as a Maritime Museum. The first rail line to operate in Western Australia was in 1871 which was a private line constructed for carting timber between Lockville to Yoganup. The station now is the Seller: sewandsew1111 (1,281) 100%, Location: Perth Western Australia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302395702427 Antique Vintage Photo Postcard Railway Station Old Fremantle Western Australia. A long freight train sits in the loop alongside the station waiting Graham McKinnon (local MLC) unveiled the plaque in You can see the remains of the platform. This building was opened on July 3rd, 1929 by Hon. Cook. for the single track ahead to become clear. See also further information on how to access CSO material. Only wheat trains pass This was opened in 1923 and enjoyed a major Kendenup station which was relocated to here. See also further information on accessing restricted records. Prior to 1877 government regulation of railways was administered by the Colonial Secretary's Office (CSO) (reference to the Lockville line may be found in the CSO's records). Enquiries and Offers should be made by Email to: hvr@hvr.org.au Passenger Carriages (Additional technical and history information available on HVR Trains & Equipment Pages)Steel - ex South African Railways vehicles without wheels, steps or undercarriage equipment. near where the old South Bunbury "shed" used to be, a few tracks is this old building which is what is left of the Miling railway or it has been extensively re-modelled. Zanthus used to be an important watering The pictured station Reference to railways related topics prior to 1877 may be found in the Colonial Secretary's Office records. ever was a passenger train service going through this way. It’s a stop for the freight trains and the Indian Pacific. Railway stations were built at towns and a few other places along the railway. It still runs out to Yelbeni and beyond but those March 2009, Here is a view of the main platform from

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