Old Casino railway station
|Former railway station|
←Casino · Lismore→
|Location||Dyraaba Street, Casino|
|Owned by||Transport Asset Holding Entity|
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Previous names||Casino railway station|
|Old Casino railway station|
|Location||Murwillumbah railway line, Casino, Richmond Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia|
|Owner||Transport Asset Holding Entity|
|Official name||Old Casino Railway Station|
|Type||state heritage (complex / group)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
|Type||Railway Platform/ Station|
|Category||Transport - 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.
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.
It was abandoned for many years, but has since been restored and now houses the Old Casino Station Museum.
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.
The timber station building is of a type 16 pioneer design and was completed in 1903.
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.
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.
- "Old Casino Railway Station". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01216. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "Old Casino Railway Station". State Heritage Inventory. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
- "Old Casino Station Museum". Museums and Galleries of NSW. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
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.