Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Threes

In 1889 the railway line from Sydney to Cooma opened amid much fanfare and celebration. It meant that people could travel overnight to the Snowy Mountains in relative comfort, and also allowed the residents of the mountains to visit the city with ease. After nearly a century of service the train line closed in 1988 but the station and a section of the line have been maintained since then by the Cooma Monaro Railway, a group of passionate train enthusiasts. Their dedication means that this nostalgic collection of buildings and railway equipment will be preserved as a history lesson for generations to come.

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26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Threes

  1. I love old train stations. We have an old railroad line, the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) here in Virginia that has been turned into a bike trail. In Vienna there’s an old train station, but not as nice as this one. Train stations remind me of old movies from the early 20th century. Your last photo is great! :-)

  2. I love looking at old railway platforms. Portugal has some very quaint ones in the middle of nowhere, only glanced at as we zoom past on the way from Lisbon to the Algarve!. I would love to get off the train and look around but the train timings are too far apart! Maybe one day :). My part of Yorkshire also has some notable train stations, especially Oakworth ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakworth_railway_station ) which was used in The Railway Children movie.

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  5. I think we did ourselves a great disservice when we more or less abandoned train travel in favor of cars. Cars are more convenient, and I love mine, but after doing some travel by train this fall, I’m a fan. :) I love your captures of this place. You could start your own tourist magazine! :)

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