Loongana railway station

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Coordinates: 30°56′46″S 127°02′17″E / 30.946°S 127.038°E / -30.946; 127.038 Not to be confused with Loongana in northern Tasmania

Loongana is a remote siding on the transcontinental railway line in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The area was formerly the site of a lime mine and processing plant.[1] The town was dependent on the Tea and Sugar Train for the delivery of supplies until 1996 when the train was withdrawn.

The Indian Pacific train, run by Great Southern Railway, still stops here on request twice a week. The longest dead straight track extends from East of Nurina, to just East of Watson, a distance of 478 kilometres (297 mi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzhardinge, Cris (2010), Trainee to train controller : a photographic account of a life on the railways in Western Australia 1992-2010, Midcon Publications, ISBN 978-0-646-35213-8  section of Fitzhardinge's book included details about the Lime works siding working
Preceding station   Great Southern Railway   Following station
towards East Perth
Indian Pacific
towards Sydney