Couridjah railway station

Couridjah railway station is a heritage-listed disused railway station located on the Picton – Mittagong loop railway line in the south-western Sydney settlement of Couridjah in the Wollondilly Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The property is owned by RailCorp, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[1]

Couridjah
Couridjah railway station 1.JPG
Coordinates34°13′58″S 150°32′59″E / 34.2329°S 150.5496°E / -34.2329; 150.5496Coordinates: 34°13′58″S 150°32′59″E / 34.2329°S 150.5496°E / -34.2329; 150.5496
Line(s)Picton loop line
Main South
Platforms1
Tracks1
Other information
StatusClosed, restored for preservation and used for heritage trips
History
Opened2 December 1867
Closed1978
Official nameCouridjah Railway Station
TypeState heritage (built)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.1121
TypeRailway Platform/ Station
CategoryTransport - Rail

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 2 December 1867 as Picton Lagoons Tank, was renamed Lagoons in 1878, Picton Lakes on 21 April 1879 and finally Couridjah on 1 January 1929.[2] The station along with the Loop Line was closed in 1978.

The station has been restored by volunteers from the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere.

Occasionally, the museum operates steam heritage trains on the line through the station, between Thirlmere, Picton and Buxton.[3]

DescriptionEdit

The complex comprises a type 9 timber waiting shed non-standard bracketed building that is used the railway station building, erected in 1867; a platform face and platform surface.[1]

Heritage listingEdit

Couridjah station building is a rare non-standard timber building from early in the development of the railway (1867), there being one other similar building at Raglan, and is of high significance, even though a modest building.[1]

Couridjah railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.[1]

The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales.

This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Couridjah Railway Station". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01121. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  2. ^ "NSW Rail.net".
  3. ^ "New South Wales Rail Transport Museum". Archived from the original on 28 December 2011.

AttributionEdit

  This Wikipedia article was originally based on Couridjah Railway Station, entry number 01121 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018.

Preceding station   Closed lines   Following station
towards Mittagong
Picton Loop Line
(closed)
towards Picton