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Cootamundra West
Cootamundra West Railway Station (01).jpg
Location Cootamundra
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 34°37′52″S 148°02′05″E / 34.6310°S 148.0348°E / -34.6310; 148.0348Coordinates: 34°37′52″S 148°02′05″E / 34.6310°S 148.0348°E / -34.6310; 148.0348
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Line(s) Lake Cargelligo branch line
History
Opened 1911
Closed 1983

Cootamundra West railway station is a heritage-listed former railway station on the Lake Cargelligo line at Cootamundra, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

The station opened in 1911. The station has been closed since 1983 when passenger services along the branch were withdrawn, although freight service continues.

Description

The station complex consists of a double-storey, type 11 brick station building and brick-faced platform dating from 1911 as well as a former refreshment room. It survives in good condition.

Heritage listing

Cootamundra West is a major station building which was abandoned as a station because of the change of proposed route for the main southern line. It is one of the finest structures from the Edwardian period of railway building and is a good example of redundancy taking place not long after the time of construction. The station group are a strong element in the townscape and of high significance in the development and history of railway construction. The building was used for many years as offices after its original purpose was changed.

Cootamundra West 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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