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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

This page is under construction

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All Mileage /Kilometre locations are by rail from Pinjarra

Station

Mileage

Kms

Altitude (Feet)

Altitude (Metres)

Pinjarra

54m 3c

0

32

10

Alumina Junction

55m 50c

2

 

 

Meelon

59m 44c

9

123

37

Isandra

60m 32c

10

 

 

Brookdale

61m 0c

11

181

55

13km Bridge   13.383km    

Bergining

63m 34c

15

 

 

Marrinup

66m 16c

20

751

229

Millars Flyover Bridge (1912)

66m 51c

20

 

 

Ballast Pit Siding

67m 63c

22

 

 

Dwellingup

68m 64c

24

864

263

Holyoake 

70m 70c

27

691

211

Millars Flyover Bridge (1914)

72m 1c

29

 

 

Etmilyn

74m 2c

32

 

 

Plavinís Siding

75m 5c

34

731

223

Inglehope

76m 73c

37

852

260

Amphion

79m 13c

40

824

251

Chadoora

79m 76c

42

870

265

Pindalup

83m 39c

47

1053

321

Wuraming

85m 3c

50

1063

324

Banksiadale mill line H-Crossing

85m 19c

50

 

 

Hotham

88m 25c

55

808

246

Westwood

90m 70c

59

 

 

Tullis

92m 35c

62

670

204

Hotham River bridge

92m 50c

62

 

 

Federal Trading & Eng. Co. Siding

93m 29c

63

 

 

Farmerís Crossing

94m 60c

66

679

207

Boddington

98m 0c

71

700

213

Ranford

99m 52c

73

 

 

Mooliaman

101m 52c

77

 

 

Crossman

105m 62c

83

740

226

Waitemata

108m 73c

88

 

 

Dwarda

111m 64c

93

790

241

Hotham River bridge

112m 57c

94

 

 

Hotham River bridge

114m 74c

98

 

 

Ballast Pit Siding

117m 70c

103

 

 

Mooterdine 

119m 45c

106

843

257

Congelin

127m 60c

119

900

274

Contine

133m 47c

128

1003

306

Minniging

138m 56c

136

1227

374

Yorlok

144m 40c

146

1273

388

Narrogin

148m 74c

153

1115

340

         

This table Compiled by Jeff Austin, January 2005

Pinjarra to Dwellingup Section

Pinjarra :

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

Pinjarra Station, circa 1908

Currently Pinjarra is the main Depot facility for the mainline operations of the Hotham Valley Tourist railway

Alumina Junction :

Junction for the branchline to Alcoa Alumina Refinery

Meelon :

Was a sawmilling site serviced by the railway

Isandra :

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.

Brookdale :

Was a stopping place on the railway

Bergining :

When steam locomotives battled up the grades to Dwellingup they usually stopped at Berginning where they could take on water from two 10 000 gallon tanks which were fed by a weir on Marrinup Brook. An M class Garrett Locomotive common to the Hotham Branch takes water

Marrinup :

Was a sawmilling site serviced by the railway and was also the site of a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War

 

Marrinup Mill in the 1920's with WAGR line in the foreground

Dwellingup :

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".

                    

                

                    

The Station Staff at Dwellingup pose for posterity in front of their small station in July of 1920. When this photo was taken Dwellingup was just another station on the branch line from Pinjarra to Dwarda. The wagon loads of timber amply illustrate the major source of revenue for this part of the 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.

Dwellingup Station 2004

SEC 1 and V4 on shed at Dwellingup

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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