Albion Park Rail, New South Wales

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Albion Park Rail
WollongongNew South Wales
Albion NSW Aerial.JPG
Albion Park Rail is on the top left of this aerial photo, with Albion Park on the right
Coordinates 34°34′S 150°47.5′E / 34.567°S 150.7917°E / -34.567; 150.7917Coordinates: 34°34′S 150°47.5′E / 34.567°S 150.7917°E / -34.567; 150.7917
Population 6,937 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2527
LGA(s) City of Shellharbour
State electorate(s) Kiama, Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Throsby
Suburbs around Albion Park Rail:
Marshall Mount Yallah Haywards Bay
Calderwood Albion Park Rail Oak Flats
Albion Park Croom Dunmore

Albion Park Rail is a suburb of Shellharbour, Australia situated in the Macquarie Valley (Shellharbour). The South Coast railway line was opened to the railway station and Bombo in 1887. At the time the nearest town was Albion Park, several kilometres away. Over time, houses were built around the railway station, and Albion Park Rail developed into a town in its own right, and with its own name.

Albion Park Rail has a community area set up with a community centre, playing fields and a recently built skatepark. It only has one school but it accommodates many students from Pre-School to Year 6. Albion Park Rail is located along the shores of Lake Illawarra, near Koona Bay. It is a fifteen-minute drive on the freeway to Wollongong.

Albion Park Rail is the site of the Illawarra Regional Airport which houses many rare planes including the "Connie".

Museum[edit]

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum located just south of the airport is dedicated to the preservation and display of historic light railway locomotives and rolling stock. It holds regular open days featuring light and miniature train rides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Albion Park Rail (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 

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