Mount Murray railway station

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Mount Murray
Former railway station
Summit Tank · Robertson
Location Mount Murray Road, Mount Murray
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 34°33′06″S 150°38′20″E / 34.5517°S 150.6389°E / -34.5517; 150.6389Coordinates: 34°33′06″S 150°38′20″E / 34.5517°S 150.6389°E / -34.5517; 150.6389
Owned by RailCorp
Line(s) Unanderra–Moss Vale
Distance 118.99 km from Central[1]
Platforms 1
Tracks 2[1]
Construction
Structure type At-grade
History
Opened 20 August 1932[2]
Closed 1980s[citation needed]

Mount Murray is a former railway station near Mount Murray on the Unanderra to Moss Vale railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The station is listed on local and NSW State Heritage Registers as a rare surviving example of small station infrastructure. The platform is located on a passing loop, which is still in use today.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened with the line on 20 August 1932,[3] as part of the war effort for a 400-metre-long[citation needed] crossing loop for heavy World War II traffic. The platform was constructed from pre-cast concrete and the single small station building was of timber.[4] The crossing loop was reopened and extended to 650 metres following the installation of CTC in the 1980s. Since September 2008, signalling functions for the crossing loop through the station and the adjoining main line have been managed by RailCorp's network control centre in Junee.[5]

Heritage status[edit]

The station buildings were listed as heritage items by Wingecarribee Shire Council in 1989.[6] In 1999 the station and an area of tracks 50 metres either side of it were also listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. The station was described as architecturally, historically and socially rare, and "representative of many small structures that have been removed from the rail system as branch lines and small locations have become redundant."[4]

The line alongside the platform also forms part of the Sydney to Moss Vale heritage run operated by 3801 steam locomotives.[7]

Preceding station   NSW Country lines   Following station
towards Moss Vale
Unanderra-Moss Vale Line
towards Unanderra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Rail Track Corporation (June 2015). "North–south corridor network diagram 1" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Mount Murray Platform". 
  3. ^ http://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Mount+Murray&line=NSW:unanderra_moss_vale:0
  4. ^ a b "Mount Murray Railway Station group". Heritage Branch, New South Wales Department of Planning. 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ "SAFE Notice 2008: Number 2-890" (PDF). Australian Rail Track Corporation. September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan 1989 - Schedule 2 - Heritage items". Wingecarribee Shire Council. 1989. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  7. ^ http://traintimes.net.au/files/heritage_railways.pdf

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