Siding of the Month….

.

It’s clicked over to a new month so its time for a new ‘something or other’ of the month.  I was going to do another station, but this months winners aren’t really stations at the moment. Anyone pick up on the plural form of winners? Yes, there are two. So without further ado, the award is equally shared by:

Bullock Creek and Lyndbook!

This time around we are going to do a comparison with some before and now pictures.  The old pictures are from the Forsayth Mixed, working in 1991, and are published with the kind permission of Dennis Williams. Dennis is our caretaker at Almaden Station, which I had better feature in a future post.

Past travellers will remember bullock creek as the morning tea stop on Thursday. Here it is in recent times, and below that, are two views from 1991:

Bullock Creek in recent times

Bullock Creek in recent times

Another View of Bullock Creek

View of Bullock Creek 1991

Bullock Creek 1991

Another view of Bullock Creek 1991

There are also some interesting comparison photos in an earlier post in the blog

And so onto Lyndbrook

Lyndbrook was a major cattle loading siding (most of them along that line were actually) and was also a crew change over point.  Mareeba crews would work the trains to Lyndbrook. Crews that worked beyond Lyndbrook towards Forsayth, were generally men from Almaden. They would travel spare in the guards van on the train. Lyndbrook once even boasted a refreshement room.

Lyndbrook as it is today

Lyndbrook as it is today

Lyndbrook Station - Probably benefit from being demolished

Lyndbrook Station - Probably benefit from being demolished

Lyndbrook as it was in 1991

Lyndbrook as it was in 1991

Is there a place on the line that you like? Nominate it in the comments section, and we’ll get the research teams onto it.