North Bundaberg railway station

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North Bundaberg
Location 28 Station St, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 24°51′33″S 152°20′07″E / 24.85911°S 152.33520°E / -24.85911; 152.33520Coordinates: 24°51′33″S 152°20′07″E / 24.85911°S 152.33520°E / -24.85911; 152.33520
Line(s) North Coast Line
Connections no connections
History
Closed Yes
Services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
Former services
Bundaberg   North Coast line   Moorland

North Bundaberg railway station is a closed railway station at 28 Station Street, North Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is on the North Coast railway line and linked that line to the Mount Perry railway line.[2]

The station was constructed in 1881, and it was to be used as the last stop of transporting raw materials such as copper from the mines to the coast for shipping.[3] Very soon after the railway was completed, the production of the copper mines declined drastically. However, the line station still provided transport for sugar, timber, and other agricultural goods until portions of the Mt. Perry line began closing in 1960, completely closing the line in 1964.[4]

Museum[edit]

The railway station buildings are used by the Bundaberg Railway Museum though the station itself remains closed.[5][6]

Although the museum is located a few hundred meters from the original location, most of the original station remains, including worker uniforms, tools, and a 1921 guard’s van.[7] Passenger services now only stop at Bundaberg railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Bundaberg - railway station in Bundaberg Region (entry 24606)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "North Bundaberg". Archived from the original on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Zelmer, A C Lynn (2014). "Bundaberg Railway Museum". QldRailHeritage. Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Rackemann, N. (1992). North Bundaberg Railway Station North Bundaberg Railway Station. Bundaberg.
  5. ^ "Attractions". Bundaberg Regional Council. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bundaberg Railway Museum". Bundaberg North Burnett. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Bundaberg Region - Bundaberg Railway Museum, 2017, archived from the original on 6 April 2018, retrieved 5 April 2018 

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