Longwood railway station

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Longwood
Line(s) North East
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 20 November 1872
Closed 4 October 1981

Longwood is a closed station located in the town of Longwood, on the North East line, in Victoria, Australia. The station had a single platform on the east side of the former broad gauge line, with the standard gauge line running behind, in a 19 feet (5.8 m) deep cutting, with a pedestrian overpass providing station access. A former passing loop, with the same name, was located nearby.[1]

The station opened on 20 November 1872, as the temporary northern terminus of the line. A large goods shed was provided, with a station building erected in 1878. In 1885, a signal cabin was provided on the platform, being incorporated into the station building in 1916, and a crossing loop provided in 1926.[2] The station was one of 35 closed to passenger traffic on 4 October 1981, as part of the New Deal timetable for country passengers.[3] In 1987, a number of points at the station were spiked normal, and later removed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turton, Keith W. (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. 126. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  2. ^ Turton, Keith W. (1973). Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. 96. ISBN 0-85849-012-9. 
  3. ^ Scott Martin and Chris Banger (October 2006). "'New Deal' for County Passengers - 25 years on". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). p. 319. 
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. March 1988. p. 92. 

External links[edit]

Closed station navigation
North East line
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Coordinates: 36°48′08″S 145°25′06″E / 36.80222°S 145.41833°E / -36.80222; 145.41833