Walcha Road railway station
Station in March 2008
|Location||Wollun-Woolbrook Road, Walcha Road, New South Wales
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance||517.9 km (321.8 mi) from Central|
|Opened||2 August 1882|
|Official name||Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group|
|Type||State heritage (complex / group)|
|Designated||2 April 1999|
|Type||Railway Platform/ Station|
|Category||Transport - Rail|
The Walcha Road railway station is an heritage-listed railway station located on the Main Northern line in Walcha Road, Walcha Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The railway station serves the village of Walcha Road and town of Walcha, opening on 2 August 1882 when the line was extended from Kootingal to Uralla. It is also known as Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the NSW Government. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
|1||services to Sydney Central & Armidale|
Buildings in the complex comprise a standard roadside station, type 4, completed in 1882, with a brick platform face; a signal box with a skillion roof on platform, c. 1914; a residence for a night officer, type 6, brick, and completed in 1882; and a loading bank.
The station complex is an intact standard roadside station with only minor detail altered. As such it is a rare surviving example. The signal box added for the yard layout is a typical simple on-platform box. The station was later provided with a second platform behind the original building, a rather unusual situation in the country, but this was removed in 1993 and the layout rebuilt. The residence is a good example of a simple symmetrical brick residence with detached front verandah. Its position overlooking the station enhances the sites significance.
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.
- Walcha Road Station NSWrail.net
- "Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01281". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017.
This Wikipedia article was originally based on Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group, entry number 01281 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.