Old Casino railway station

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Old Casino
Former railway station
Casino · Lismore
LocationDyraaba Street, Casino
Owned byTransport Asset Holding Entity
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Murwillumbah
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeGround
Other information
StatusPreserved
Websitehttps://mgnsw.org.au/organisations/old-casino-station-museum/
History
Opened1903
Closed1974
Previous namesCasino railway station
Route map
North Coast line to Sydney
805
Casino
North Coast line to Brisbane
Old Casino
Bungabbee
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Lismore
Leycester Creek bridge
North Lismore
Woodlawn
Bexhill
Eltham
Laureldale
Booyong Junction
Tyumba
Teven
Ballina
Booyong
Binna Burra
Bangalow
St Helena
Byron Bay
Shirley Street crossing
Byron Beach
Kendal Street crossing
Belongil Creek bridge
North Byron
Tyagarah
Myocum
Mullumbimby
Billinudgel
Crabbes Creek
Mooball
Burringbar
Stokers
Dunbible
Murwillumbah
Condong
Old Casino railway station
Old Casino railway station is located in New South Wales
Old Casino railway station
Location of Old Casino railway station in New South Wales
LocationMurwillumbah railway line, Casino, Richmond Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates28°51′19″S 153°03′01″E / 28.8553°S 153.0502°E / -28.8553; 153.0502Coordinates: 28°51′19″S 153°03′01″E / 28.8553°S 153.0502°E / -28.8553; 153.0502
Built1903–
OwnerTransport Asset Holding Entity
Official nameOld Casino Railway Station
Typestate heritage (complex / group)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.1216
TypeRailway Platform/ Station
CategoryTransport - Rail

Old Casino railway station is a heritage-listed former railway station and now museum on the Murwillumbah railway line at Casino, Richmond Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1903. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

History[edit]

The station opened as Casino railway station on 19 October 1903 with the extension of the Murwillumbah railway line to Casino.[2]

When the North Coast railway line was extended from Kyogle to the Queensland border and then to Brisbane, it did not pass through the existing Casino station, so it was necessary to build a new Casino railway station on the new line. The original railway station was renamed Old Casino in 1930 when the new Casino station opened. The old station remained in operation as a branch line railway station until being closed c. 1974.[2]

It was abandoned for many years, but has since been restored and now houses the Old Casino Station Museum.[3]

The station platform was removed c. 1990. A rare example of a tripod crane survived for many years, but was destroyed in a storm in 2012.[1]

Description[edit]

The timber station building is of a type 16 pioneer design and was completed in 1903.[1]

Heritage listing[edit]

The Old Casino site is significant as the first railway station in the area opening in 1903 and changing to Old Casino with the opening of the new facilities when the main line was opened to Brisbane in 1930. It is a good example of a pioneer building at a large location. The crane is a rare and preserved example of this type of early timber and steel structure.[1]

Old Casino railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.[1]

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Old Casino Railway Station". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01216. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Old Casino Railway Station". State Heritage Inventory. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Old Casino Station Museum". Museums and Galleries of NSW. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

Attribution[edit]

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Old Casino Railway Station, entry number 01216 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.