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  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Publishing date: 20100915
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781156688977
  • ISBN: 1156688973

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Chapters: Seymour Railway Station, Victoria. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 249. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Seymour railway station, Victoria - The railway line to Seymour was officially opened on November 20, 1872. The line from Essendon station had opened on April 18 the same year, but finished to the south at a temporary terminus at School House Lane, due to the bridge over the Goulburn River not being finished. When the station opened only a single platform was provided, with temporary timber station buildings and three tracks. A brick building was erected in 1874-75, with extensions and alterations made in 1883-84 including a new street facade. In 1886 the subway was provided to the platform from Station Street, and in 1887 the street entrance to the station removed to permit the opening of the back platform. A level crossing was provided to access the station, and after more alterations in 1926 the station took the form it is today. To support the station, a number of Departmental Residences were erected by the Victorian Railways to house railway employees and their families. By the turn of the century there were 29, increasing to 82 by the 1960s. Today they have since been sold to private owners. While the stations looks like one large building from Station Street, it is made up of numerous smaller buildings behind a common facade. The refreshment room is a grand two storey building, while the ticket office and waiting room is a collection of smaller buildings. A platform was not provided on the standard gauge line until 1974, but is only one carriage long and has not been used for regular services. The station was altered to the current interior layout in 1997, when a general refurbishment was carried out and the parcels office was converted into a waiting room an...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=6286470

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