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Quorn Railway Station

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Published November 23rd 2021
A structure of historical significance
quorn railway station

The Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre would most probably be your first stop if you've never been to Quorn before. On arrival, you'll notice that the centre is actually housed within the town's historic railway station. The current stone and brick structure was erected in 1916 as a replacement for its original 1879 timber building.

Although Quorn had ceased to be a rail depot today, the historical significance of its railway station remains. This once important junction station identifies with the construction of the Great Northern Railway in the late 19th century. It then became a premier station as part of the transcontinental network connecting New South Wales and Western Australia. There's no doubt that the station's unique design and fine detailing reflected the magnitude of this significance. What's more, a great number of train services also passed through Quorn during World War II carrying troops en route to Darwin.

If time permits, I would encourage you to follow the well-signposted self-guided Quorn Heritage Walk trail which starts at the railway station. It is hoped that you will learn as much as I have about this historic township.
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Why? A structure of historical significance
Where: Railway Terrace, Quorn
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It is a beautiful building, well maintained. There is steam trains do trips from there too
by r.eng (score: 2|634) 57 days ago
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