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Galong
Loading platform.jpg
Derelict loading platform and warehouse at the industrial sidings yard at Galong Railway Station (c. 2016).
Location Crescent Street, Galong
New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 34°36′14″S 148°33′30″E / 34.6040°S 148.5582°E / -34.6040; 148.5582Coordinates: 34°36′14″S 148°33′30″E / 34.6040°S 148.5582°E / -34.6040; 148.5582
Line(s) Main Southern line
Distance 323.6 kilometres (201.1 mi) from Central
Other information
Status Closed
History
Opened 1916
Closed 1974
Services
Preceding station Former Services Following station
Rocky Ponds
towards Albury
Main Southern Line Binalong
towards Sydney
St Michaels
towards Boorowa
Boorowa Line Terminus

Galong is a heritage-listed closed railway station located on the Main South railway line in New South Wales, Australia. It served the village of Galong. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

The original station opened in 1877. However, it was replaced by a new station on a deviation which opened in 1916. Galong was the location of the junction of the branch railway to Boorowa, which closed to passenger services in 1974.

Description

The station complex consists of two initial island side platform station buildings of a type 11 design with brick platforms, dating from 1915, a brick out of shed on the southbound platform, also dating from 1915, and a 61 by 16 feet (18.6 by 4.9 m) goods shed of a side shed sub-type 3 design. A T208 10 ton gantry crane also forms part of the heritage listing.

A 14062 Pooley 20 ton was formerly at the station but is no longer extant, possibly removed c. 1993 with transfer of part of the railway land to GrainCorp.

Heritage listing

1146 - Galong Railway Station and yard group - SHR Plan No 2733 (5012011b100)
Heritage boundaries

Galong station and yard group is an excellent example of a location which was constructed largely at the same time and retains that form to the present day. It is a good example of deviation site where the former wayside platform was replaced with 2 platforms and 2 buildings when the line was duplicated and deviated in 1915. The station buildings are excellent examples of standard buildings constructed in a country location, only a few of which survive (e.g. Binalong). It is a good and rare surviving country example of a signal box constructed as part of the main station building, again a result of the common building time of the structures. As a junction station for the Boorowa branch (now closed) the site had an importance that is reflected in the quality of the structures, particularly for buildings built as late as 1915 when most locations were suffering from cutbacks and rationalised construction. It is one of the finest country examples of buildings from this period. The ancillary structures such as weighbridge, gantry crane and goods shed are significant to the whole and are good examples of their type, strengthening the significance of the group. The residence is a remnant of the original 1877 station and is significant because of this connection.

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

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