Wallerawang railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wallerawang
Location Main Street, Wallerawang
Coordinates 33°24′28″S 150°04′05″E / 33.4079°S 150.0681°E / -33.4079; 150.0681Coordinates: 33°24′28″S 150°04′05″E / 33.4079°S 150.0681°E / -33.4079; 150.0681
Elevation 892 metres (2,928 ft) AHD[1]
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by State Rail Authority
Line(s)
Distance 171.3 km (106.4 mi) from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 1 March 1870 (1870-03-01)
Closed May 1989 (1989-05)
Previous names Mudgee Road[2]
Services
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Bourke
Main Western Line
towards Sydney

The Wallerawang railway station is a disused railway station on the Main Western line in New South Wales, Australia. The station opened on 1 March 1870[3] as the terminus of the Main Western line when it was extended from Bowenfels. On 1 July 1870 the line was extended to Rydal.[1] Originally named Mudgee Road, it was renamed Wallerawang in 1873.[2][4]

In 1880 work commenced on the new rail line to Mudgee,[5] the first stage of the Gwabegar line. Completed in May 1882, Wallerawang became a junction station from a junction 600 metres (2,000 ft) west of the station.[2][4]

With the State Rail Authority replacing the Lithgow to Orange and Mudgee services with road coaches, the station closed in May 1989.[4] Road coach services still call opposite the station.[6]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RAILWAY EXTENSION TO RYDAL". The Sydney Morning Herald. LXII (10,020). New South Wales, Australia. 2 July 1870. p. 7. Retrieved 26 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ a b c Wallerawang Station NSWrail.net
  3. ^ "NOTES OF THE WEEK". The Sydney Morning Herald. LXI (9918). New South Wales, Australia. 5 March 1870. p. 4. Retrieved 25 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ a b c Wallerawang Railway Precinct NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ "Turning of the First Sod of the Mudgee-Wallerawang Railway". The Evening News (4189). New South Wales, Australia. 23 September 1880. p. 3. Retrieved 26 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ Wallerawang Coach Stop Transport for NSW