Oolong, New South Wales

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Oolong
New South Wales
Oolong is located in New South Wales
Oolong
Oolong
Coordinates 34°47′00″S 149°10′00″E / 34.78333°S 149.16667°E / -34.78333; 149.16667Coordinates: 34°47′00″S 149°10′00″E / 34.78333°S 149.16667°E / -34.78333; 149.16667
Population 506 (Lade Vale area) (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2581
LGA(s) Upper Lachlan Shire
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Oolong is a locality in southern New South Wales, Australia and the location of a minor railway station on the Main South railway line. It lies within the section from Gunning to Bowning which opened as a single line on 3 July, 1876.

History[edit]

The station and crossing loop opened on 25 November 1890. The platform, which was 33 metres long, was erected on 18 December, 1890. When the line was duplicated, including deviations to the original alignment, in 1914, a new station building was erected on the deviation. There was a siding, a crossover and a signal box on one of the platforms.

The platform closed on 13 February 1972.,[2] and was dismantled in the late 1980s.

Level crossing[edit]

In 2006, a proposal surfaced to close the level crossing near the site of the old station. Even though usage of the crossing was very small, perhaps 55 vehicles per day, there was outrage from the local community.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lade Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Forsyth, J.H, Historical Notes on Main Southern Railway Vol. 2 . S.R.A. Archives Section 2002
  3. ^ Goulburn Post 20 April 2006.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney