Eudlo railway station

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Eudlo
Eudlo Railway Station, Queensland, Sep 2012.JPG
Northbound view in September 2012
Location Rosebed Street, Eudlo
Coordinates 26°43′32.21″S 152°57′23.3″E / 26.7256139°S 152.956472°E / -26.7256139; 152.956472Coordinates: 26°43′32.21″S 152°57′23.3″E / 26.7256139°S 152.956472°E / -26.7256139; 152.956472
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by Queensland Rail
Line(s) North Coast
Distance 91.66 kilometres from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Status Unstaffed
Station code 600490
Fare zone go card 5
Website Queensland Rail
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Sunshine Coast Line

Eudlo railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the town of Eudlo in the Sunshine Coast Region.

History[edit]

View over the Eudlo railway station, 1907
Derailed goods train at Eudlo, 1914
Cream cans standing on the platform of the Eudlo railway station, 1932

Eudlo railway station opened in 1891 as part of the section of the North Coast railway line from Landsborough to Yandina.

In 1908, two goods trains collided in Yandina due to a signalling error.[1]

In 1911, a railway worker riding a railway tricycle was struck by a train. Although the tricycle was described as "smashed to atoms", the worker was not seriously injured.[2] In 1912, two trains collided, derailing one of them.[3][4]

In 1924, a number of carriages were derailed from a goods train.[5]

In 1931, a wagon carrying petrol was derailed.[6] In 1933, there was a head-on collision of the Townsville Express (a passenger train) and a goods train, derailing the parlour car and the sleeping cars of the passenger train.[7][8][9]

On 2 September 1939, a passenger train was waiting at the Eudlo station for a freight train to pass, when a failure of the points resulted in the freight train colliding head-on with the passenger train. Realising the collision was imminent, the fireman of the freight train jumped from the train but was killed by a wagon that overturned onto him. Fourteen other railway crew and passengers were injured.[10][11]

In 1942, eleven wagons were smashed when an axle broke.[12]

In 2009, the platform was extended at its northern end with scaffolding and plywood materials.[13] Initially intended as an interim arrangement until a permanent extension was built, the temporary platform remains.[14] Opposite the platform lies a passing loop.

Services[edit]

Eudlo is serviced by City network services to Brisbane, Nambour and Gympie North.[15] To relieve congestion on the single track North Coast line, the rail service is supplemented by a bus service operated by Kangaroo Bus Lines on weekdays between Caboolture and Nambour as route 649.[16]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Sunshine Coast Caboolture, Brisbane Roma Street, Nambour & Gympie North [17]
Springfield Central & Ipswich Peak hours only[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eudlo Railway Collision.". The Brisbane Courier. 2 June 1908. p. 4. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Railway Lengthsman Injured.". The Brisbane Courier. 15 May 1911. p. 6. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Railway Smash near Eudld.". Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette. Qld. 6 June 1912. p. 3. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "RAILWAY ACCIDENT ON NORTH COAST LINE.". The Week. Brisbane. 14 June 1912. p. 21. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "Eudlo.". Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser. Qld. 15 February 1924. p. 9. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Local and General.". Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser. Qld. 29 May 1931. p. 9. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "HEAD-ON RAILWAY COLLISION AT EUDLO.". The Telegraph. Brisbane. 13 October 1933. p. 1 Edition: CITY FINAL LAST MINUTE NEWS3. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "MAIL AND GOODS TRAIN CRASH HEAD-ON.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 14 October 1933. p. 14. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  9. ^ "[No heading].". Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser. Qld. 20 October 1933. p. 12. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ "LEAP TO DEATH FROM ENGINE.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 4 September 1939. p. 7 Section: SECOND SECTION. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  11. ^ "FATAL RAILWAY SMASH AT EUDLO.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 4 September 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ "ELEVEN WAGGONS IN EUDLO SMASH.". Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser. Qld. 31 July 1942. p. 1. Retrieved 4 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  13. ^ Works commence on North Coast platform extensions Queensland Rail 10 August 2009
  14. ^ Travellers blast lack of funding Sunshine Coast Daily 2 February 2012
  15. ^ Sunshine Coast line timetable TransLink
  16. ^ Route 649 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  17. ^ a b Eudlo Platform 1 TransLink

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