Menzies Creek railway station

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Menzies Creek
Puffing Billy Railway Station
Cross at Menzies Creek.jpg
Trains cross at the station
Coordinates 37°55′15″S 145°24′20″E / 37.92071°S 145.40560°E / -37.92071; 145.40560Coordinates: 37°55′15″S 145°24′20″E / 37.92071°S 145.40560°E / -37.92071; 145.40560
Line(s) Gembrook
Distance 47.76 km (29.68 mi) from Flinders Street
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Other information
Status Staffed

Menzies Creek Station was opened with the line on 18 December 1900. It was named after an early settler Mr. John Menzies. On 5 December 1904 it was renamed Aura, after the estate of the Shire President. The station reverted to its previous name on 4 July 1947. Throughout this period, the Post Office kept the name of the town as Menzies Creek which it remains to this day.

When the station was operating under the V.R. it had a loop siding, a standard portable station building, and a goods shed. In 1990 the station buildings was moved to its current position as an island platform during a construction exercise undertaken by combat engineers of the 7th Field Engineer Regiment (Australian Army Reserve).

These days, Menzies Creek has an island crossing platform with a track on each side, a loop siding and also a siding into the museum. The station now is home to the "Aura Tearooms", the Puffing Billy Narrow Gauge Museum (currently closed), and also boasts a Signal bay containing a 14-lever interlocking frame.

Station platform with "Menzies Creek" bench

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Preceding station   Puffing Billy Railway   Following station
towards Belgrave
Gembrook line
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towards Gembrook