Along the line beside the station were newly laid-out sleepers, ready to be put into position. After seeing so many railway lines become defunct during the past few decades, it’s reassuring to see work being done to maintain and upgrade them.
After years of passing the almost-ghost-town of Trawalla, between Ballarat and Beaufort, I finally made time to stop and photograph the railway station building. According to Wikipedia, the station was closed in 1981, and the line closed in 1995 following a diversion. The building is visible from the highway.
All was quiet when I visited the Nhill Station, and I quietly stalked around, taking photos of this deserted space and marvelling at the quirky signage in the waiting room. Please click image to view full size.
In towns with railway lines, I usually search out the railway station to see if it’s photogenic. When I turned left and headed north at the railway crossing in Murtoa, I was thrilled by this handsome, multi-storey brick building flanked by railway carriages, sitting staunchly behind a boundary of trees like an old-school company chairman behind his desk.