Monday, January 26, 2015
Albury Railway Station
Today is Australia Day so let's celebrate with some of our historic railway silliness.
Here is the very impressive Albury Railway Station. It gets even more impressive at the platform which is really really long ... the longest in New South Wales.
Albury is on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. Victoria had broad gauge lines and New South Wales standard gauge so at this point all the people and cargo had to be transferred between trains. This went on until 1962 when the standard gauge line was extended to Melbourne.
It was also a major transport hub for troop movements during World War II. My Dad's war diaries often refer to transfers at Albury.
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 7:00 PM