Beech Forest railway station

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Beech Forest
Beech Forest station site.JPG
Line(s)Crowes
Platforms1
Tracks4
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1902
Closed1962

Beech Forest railway station is a closed and demolished railway station in the town of Beech Forest on the former Crowes railway line. There is currently a park and toilets at the station site. [1]

A memorial sign at Beech Forest

Both the Colac and Crowes lines entered Beech Forest yard from the same end, creating a junction. Trains had to be turned to run down the Crowes branch and a balloon loop was provided at the other end of the yard. A tennis court occupied the land within the loop.

Remains of the station can be seen in the cutting for the former loop at the Down end of the yard which surrounds the disused tennis court, and in the two Departmental Residences which are still standing and occupied.

The station can be reached via the Old Beechy Rail Trail, which follows much of the route of the former Colac–Crowes railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, Bill. "Beech Forest". Victorian Government Narrow Gauge Railways. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ditchley   Crowes line   Buchanan
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria  

Coordinates: 38°38′10″S 143°34′8″E / 38.63611°S 143.56889°E / -38.63611; 143.56889