Walcha Road railway station

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Walcha Road
Walcha Road rail.JPG
Station in March 2008
Location Wollun-Woolbrook Road, Walcha Road, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 30°56′28″S 151°24′08″E / 30.9410°S 151.4022°E / -30.9410; 151.4022Coordinates: 30°56′28″S 151°24′08″E / 30.9410°S 151.4022°E / -30.9410; 151.4022
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main Northern
Distance 517.9 km (321.8 mi) from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code WLC
History
Opened 2 August 1882
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Armidale
NSW TrainLink North Western
towards Sydney
Official name Walcha Road Railway Station and yard group
Type State heritage (complex / group)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 1281
Type Railway Platform/ Station
Category Transport - Rail
Location
Walcha Road is located in New South Wales
Walcha Road
Walcha Road
Location in New South Wales

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.[1] 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.[2]

Services[edit]

Walcha Road station is served by NSW TrainLink's daily Northern Tablelands Xplorer service operating between Armidale and Sydney.[3]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Sydney Central & Armidale

Description[edit]

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.[2]

Heritage listing[edit]

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.[2]

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

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.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walcha Road Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ a b c d e "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. 
  3. ^ "North West timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 26 November 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Attribution[edit]

CC-BY-icon-80x15.png 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.