Station of the Month….

Every now and again, when running short of Topics for a blog post, we will nominate a ‘Station of the Month. This Month’s award goes to…

Einasleigh!

I like Einasleigh. It can be stark and harsh, but each compass cardinal point offers greatly contrasting views. Here are some pictures where I have pointed the camera lens at the flat plains that exist on the northern and western sides of the town, capturing a harsh outback theme, mainly because it was using the sun to best benefit. What’s not showing is the rugged hills that are on the other side of the Copperfield and the Einasleigh Rivers.

The turning angle has been rehabilitated and will soon be back open for business. The work done has really cleaned up the yard and is an added bonus. During a recent run out there, we had a bit of time to spend in at the station so a few photos were taken of the yard.

the Yard as you approach from Mt Surprise

the Yard as you approach from Mt Surprise

Here is the yard as you approach from Mt Surprise…. and the town. You run through the town to get to the station, which clings to the outskirts of the settlement

a lonely crossing sign

a lonely crossing sign

An outback vista to the North West of the town. Its been some years since anyone used the crossing, and had to beware of trains!

Looking back towards the station

Looking back towards the station

From the angle looking back towards the station. The train is waiting patiently for us

the Angle. This was once a branch to the copper mine

the Angle. This was once a branch to the copper mine

The Eastern leg of the angle, basically looking in the opposite direction to the photo above. This was once a branch line to the Coppermine that is responsible for the towns existance, and quite possibly, for where the railway was ultimately built

Einasleigh Station and goods shed

Einasleigh Station and goods shed

While the Angle was re-habilitated, the same can't be said of the loop line

While the Angle was re-habilitated, the same can't be said of the loop line

A camel bush flourishes on the disused loop line. We will be able to ‘cross’ here, but one train will be on one of the angle legs to do it.