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Tallong
Tallong railway station.jpg
Southbound view from Platform 2
Location Station Street, Tallong
Australia
Coordinates 34°43′06″S 150°05′10″E / 34.718308°S 150.086224°E / -34.718308; 150.086224Coordinates: 34°43′06″S 150°05′10″E / 34.718308°S 150.086224°E / -34.718308; 150.086224
Owned by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Main South
Distance 138.7 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code TJG
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 1869
Previous names Barbers Creek Tank
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 10 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Rank 286
Services
Preceding station TfNSW T.png NSW TrainLink Following station
Marulan
toward Goulburn
Southern Highlands Line Wingello
toward Central

Tallong railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the village of Tallong, opening in 1869 as a small halt named Barbers Creek Tank. A platform was opened on 16 April 1878 and it was renamed Tallong on 6 April 1905. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Platforms & services

Tallong has two side platforms. It is serviced by early morning and evening NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services travelling between Sydney Central, Campbelltown, Moss Vale and Goulburn.

During the day it is served by one NSW TrainLink road coach service in each direction between Moss Vale and Goulburn.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Template:Southern Highlands Line box services to Moss Vale, Campbelltown & Sydney Central
2 Template:Southern Highlands Line box services to Goulburn

Transport links

Berrima Buslines operates one route to and from Tallong railway station:

Description

The station complex consists of a type 7 station building constructed c. 1913) with concrete platforms. The station signs are also heritage-listed.

The station dam and reservoir was first built in 1869, rebuilt in 1888, and had the dam wall raised in 1917. The corrugated iron clad pump station had its equipment changed to oil in 1911. The dam precinct also includes cast iron Atlas Engineering water tanks on metal stands and standard metal water columns with a swing arm, situated on the western side of the railway line.

Heritage listing

Tallong station and dam group is one of the very few surviving sites with a dam and associated facilities that are visible from the line and a station location. The dam itself and pump house are significant elements in the industrial heritage of the railways. The station group is a significant early group of timber buildings from the 1870s through to early this century. All are rare surviving examples.

Tallong 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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