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Bomen
Bomen NSW, Bomen Railway Station.JPG
View of the station in 2008
Location Dampier Street, Bomen
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 35°4′20.23″S 147°24′52.06″E / 35.0722861°S 147.4144611°E / -35.0722861; 147.4144611Coordinates: 35°4′20.23″S 147°24′52.06″E / 35.0722861°S 147.4144611°E / -35.0722861; 147.4144611
Elevation 226 metres (742 ft)
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Line(s) Main Southern line
Distance 513.691 km (319.193 mi) from Central
History
Opened 1878
Closed Unknown
Services
Preceding station Former Services Following station
Wagga Wagga
towards Albury
Main Southern Line Shepherds
towards Sydney
Official name Bomen Railway Station
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 1093
Type Railway Platform/ Station
Category Transport - Rail

The Bomen railway station is a heritage-listed closed railway station located on the Main South line in Bomen in the City of Wagga Wagga local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Passenger trains no longer stop at the station.

Description

Bomen Railway Station
Rear of the station in 2009

The complex comprises a type 2 brick station building that was completed in 1877. The building was restored in the early 2000s. A signal box was completed in 1878; and a separate signal box constructed c. 1920, timber with skillion roof, removed c. 1995. The type 3 brick station master's residence was completed in 1877 and was sold in November 1994 and is now privately owned. A brick toilet block and lamp room was completed in 1877. Other structures include a brick platform face that was completed in 1877; and a well, with decorative iron vents.

Heritage listing

As at 24 November 2000, Bomen station group and residence was a rare one-off design station from the boom period of railway construction. Of particular importance is the continuous pitched roof extending over the platform and the recessed verandah on the street side. The verandah column details are also unusual. The intactness of the buildings is also of significance. The inclusion of the well is an unusual element in a station group. This station was the terminus of the southern line from September 1878 to September 1879 while the rail bridge over the Murrumbidgee River and flood plain was finished. They are focal buildings in the small township of Bomen and indicate the former significance of the site in the development of the railway system throughout the state.

The Bomen railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 having satisfied the following criteria.

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 scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.

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