Tinamba railway station

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Tinamba
Tinamba Railway Station site.jpg
Site of the former Tinamba station in 2017
General information
Line(s) Maffra
Platforms1
Tracks1
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Closed1987
Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Heyfield   Maffra line  Maffra
List of closed railway stations in Victoria

Tinamba is a closed station located 10 km (6 mi) east of Heyfield, on the Maffra railway line in Victoria, Australia. It was 204 km (127 mi) from Southern Cross station.

History

The first post office in the town was at the railway station, and was called Tinamba Railway Station Post Office. It opened on 1 July 1887. The post office was renamed Tinamba Post Office around 1895. [1] In 1931, there was a collision between a truck and a train at the railway crossing near the station. While there were no injuries, the truck was badly damaged. [2] The passenger platform was shortened in length to 46 metres in 1973. [3]

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References

  1. Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. "Accident at Level Crossing". The Age. 5 November 1931. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  3. "Way & Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. October 1973. p. 196.

Coordinates: 37°57′53″S146°53′40″E / 37.96472°S 146.89444°E / -37.96472; 146.89444