Monday, 23 January 2017

'When there were Stations' website

I have written about railways on quite  a few occasions in this blog, because I have an interest in railways from a social history point of view - the role they played in the development of towns, the freedom they gave to the local people to move about the State (or even interstate) in the days before nearly everyone owned a motor car. The other thing I like about railways is well before on-line shopping became almost the norm the whole world could be delivered to you from mail order catalogues to your local railway station - take a look at some of the old Weekly Times on Trove - and anyone from jewellers to Department stores to agricultural implement makers would send you a printed catalogue to order from.  Goods are no longer delivered to our local railway stations - most are unstaffed and the railway buildings replaced by a few open shelters but before these stations, and parcel sheds, goods sheds and Station houses disappeared forever Dave Phillips and others took lots of photos of old stations and you can see them on the  When there were Stations website

Here are some of the great local photos from When there were Stations

Bunyip Railway Station taken December 11, 1989. Photographer: Dave Phillips

Garfield Parcels shed taken January 29, 1989. Photographer: Frank Jones.

Tynong Goods Shed taken October 7, 1987. Photographer: Dave Phillips.

There are also photographs of Nar Nar Goon, Officer and Beaconsfield from the Gippsland line from the Casey Cardinia region.

Lang Lang Station, taken January 21 1990. Photographer: Dave Phillips.

Tooradin Station House, taken August 21, 1990. Photographer: Dave Phillips.

There are also photographs of Koo-Wee-Rup and Cranbourne from the South Gippsland line from the Casey Cardinia region.

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