|Walhalla Goldfields Railway Station|
|Opened||3 May 1910|
|Closed||1 April 1944|
|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.
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 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 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.
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.
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||Following station|
|Platina||Walhalla Goldfields Railway||Happy Creek|
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Walhalla is a small town in Victoria, Australia, founded as a gold-mining community in late 1862 and at its peak home to around 4,000 residents. Today, the town has a population of 20 permanent residents, though it has a large proportion of houses owned as holiday properties. It attracts large numbers of tourists and is a major focus of the regional tourism industry. The town's name is taken from an early gold mine in the area, named for the German hall of fame, the Walhalla temple.
Erica is a town in Victoria, Australia, on Rawson Road, in the Shire of Baw Baw.
The Gippsland line is a railway line serving the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland regions of Victoria, Australia. It runs east from the state capital Melbourne through the cities of Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale and terminating at Bairnsdale.
The former Victorian Railways, the state railway authority in Victoria, Australia, built a number of experimental 2 ft 6 in narrow-gauge lines around the beginning of the 20th century. Although all were closed by the early 1960s, parts of two have been reopened as heritage railways.
Gooding was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened in 1910 and was the lowest altitude station on the line. The station consisted of a platform area and a name board.
Temporary Station Site was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was never officially opened or named, it was used during the construction of the railway. It consisted of the main line and two loop lines, with a possible dead-end siding for ballast loading.
Gould was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened in 1910 and consisted of a station platform and a goods siding.
Moondarra was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened in 1910, consisting of a "waiting shed" and a goods siding. For a time a tramway also operated from the station, which opened in March 1937 and closed during the 1940s.
Platina was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened in 1910, and consisted of a passenger shed and a number of sidings. The Evans brothers built two lime kilns nearby in 1912, and had their own siding at the station.
Murie was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was opened in 1910 and was closed on 22 April 1914. In lieu of Murie station, Knott's Siding, located a half-mile towards Moe, was opened to passenger traffic.
Collins Siding was a railway siding on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The siding opened in 1918; it served as a junction with the Forests Commission timber tramway which served the Tyers Valley.
O'Shea and Bennett's Siding was a railway siding on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, named for the local sawmill company of William O'Shea and David Bennett. The siding opened in 1921. Located at the down end in a dead end was the White Rock Lime Company's original siding, later moved to Platina. It closed in 1941 under the name Ezard's Siding, the name having been changed after the purchase of O'Shea and Bennett's sawmills by James Ezard in 1931.
Walhalla was a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was originally built to serve the Gold Mine town of Walhalla, however just 3 years after the line opened the last gold mine in the town closed.
Happy Creek is a railway station on the Walhalla narrow gauge line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The station was built during the re-construction of line between Thomson and Walhalla as a temporary terminus station, it was used as this from the time it opened until early 2002 when the line to Walhalla was completed.
The Tyers Valley Tramway was a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge timber tramway built by the Forests Commission of Victoria to exploit timber resources on the slopes of Mount Baw Baw, Victoria. At Collins Siding the tramway linked with the Victorian Railways narrow gauge line from Moe to Walhalla, and was built to the same 2 ft 6 in gauge.
The Walhalla Goldfields Rail Trail is a 7 kilometre rail trail which follows the former route of the narrow gauge Walhalla railway line between Erica and Thomson station, near Walhalla in Victoria's east. Another small section of the former line, where it runs through Moondarra State Park between Moe and Erica, is also open as the unofficial Moondarra Rail Trail.
Coopers Creek is a former township and mine in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. In the 1860s, Coopers Creek was settled during the Victorian gold rush and, throughout its history, gold, copper and lime have been mined there. Today, Coopers Creek is effectively limited to two camping sites, the first near the site of the mining town and the second to the east at Bruntons Bridge. Ruins from the town's mining history, and the Copper Mine Hotel are all of the town's history which survives.