Erica railway station

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Erica
Line(s) Walhalla
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 3 May 1910
Closed 25 June 1954

Erica was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was officially opened in 1910, became the terminus of the line on 4 October 1952 with the closure of the section of track to Platina, then closed finally on 25 June 1954.[1]

From 1941 onwards, the station also had sidings for a Forest Commission timber mill.[2]

Erica was originally named Upper Moondarra, but was renamed prior to 15 June 1908 to Moondarra, then to Harris (after a local member of parliament) prior to the line opening. In 1914 it was renamed Erica after a local mountain.[3]

The site is currently leased by a caravan park, although it is planned as the ultimate western terminus for the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victorian Railways history Archived May 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Bill Russell's narrow gauge railway page
  3. ^ The iron road to Walhalla, a history of the Moe-Walhalla railway by Marc Fiddian
  4. ^ Walhalla Goldfields Railway History
Closed station navigation
Walhalla line
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Coordinates: 37°58′50″S 146°22′20″E / 37.98056°S 146.37222°E / -37.98056; 146.37222