Thomson railway station

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Thomson
Walhalla Goldfields Railway Station
Walhalla Goldfields Railway.jpg
Line(s) Walhalla Goldfields
Platforms1
Tracks1
Other information
StatusTourist Station
History
Opened3 May 1910
1995 (re-opened)
Closed1 April 1944
Location
168.24 km (104.54 mi) from Flinders Street

Thomson was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located where the line crossed the Thomson River. The station was situated on the section of line closed in 1944.

Walhalla railway line railway line in Victoria, Australia

The Walhalla railway line was a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge railway located in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The line ran from Moe to the former gold-mining town and popular tourist destination of Walhalla. Construction began in 1904. The line closed in sections from 1944 to 1954.

Gippsland Region in Victoria, Australia

Gippsland is an economic rural region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of that state. It covers an area of 41,556 square kilometres (16,045 sq mi), and lies to the east of the eastern suburbs of Greater Melbourne, to the north of Bass Strait, to the west of the Tasman Sea, to the south of the Black-Allan Line that marks part of the Victorian/New South Wales border, and to the east and southeast of the Great Dividing Range that lies within the Hume region and the Victorian Alps. Gippsland is generally broken down into the East Gippsland, South Gippsland, West Gippsland, and the Latrobe Valley statistical divisions.

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Crossing the river, around 1910 Walhalla 1910 Railway.jpg
Crossing the river, around 1910

The station reopened in 1995, and is now the headquarters of the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. The platform and wooden station building had been reconstructed at Thomson for use by WGR tourist trains as the current terminus. The large bridge across the Thomson exists at the down end of the station, while two trestle bridges at the up end of the station have been dismantled in preparation for their restoration as part of a future extension of the railway to Erica.

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

The Walhalla Goldfields Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge tourist railway located in the Thomson River and Stringers Creek valleys in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, near the former gold-mining town and tourist destination of Walhalla.

Erica was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was officially opened in 1910, became the terminus of the line on 4 October 1952 with the closure of the section of track to Platina, then closed finally on 25 June 1954.

Preceding station HR icon.svg   Heritage railways Following station
Platina   Walhalla Goldfields Railway   Happy Creek
Entire line

Coordinates: 37°57′36″S146°25′9″E / 37.96000°S 146.41917°E / -37.96000; 146.41917

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