Locations or Stopping Places - Pinjarra to Narrogin
These pages give information about the stopping places along the railway between Pinjarra and Narrogin as it was before being closed to traffic beyond Dwellingup
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All Mileage /Kilometre locations are by rail from Pinjarra
Pinjarra to Dwellingup Section
The townsite of Pinjarra is located in the south west agricultural region, 87 km south of Perth and 21 km south east of Mandurah. It is located near a ford over the Murray River, and land was reserved for a townsite here in 1831. The first section of railway to the South West was from East Perth to Bunbury and was opened to Pinjarra in May 1883
Alumina Junction :
Was a sand pit facility for the WAGR. Much sand was taken from here to provide formation for the railway. It has a crossing loop which was rehabilitated in 1985 to increase operational abilities for the running of two trains to Dwellingup.
Was a sawmilling site serviced by the railway and was also the site of a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War
Dwellingup is located in a timber and fruitgrowing and sawmilling town in the Darling Range ESE of Pinjarra. Townsite lots were surveyed at this place by Surveyor W.F. Rudall in 1909 after the Lands Department became aware that the site was planned as the terminus of the "Pinjarra-Marrinup Railway".
Dwellingup is an Aboriginal name said to mean "place of nearby water". The town was burnt out by a bushfire in 1961 but was rebuilt.
Currently the location of Hotham Valleys second depot facility for the Forest Railway services to Etmilyn Siding and the popular Etmilyn Diner Restaurant Train. Also the popular destination of HVTR's Forest Ranger picnic trains.
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