Goomalling-Wyalkatchem-Merredin line - history

 
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
First of many history questions, no doubt.

Between Dowerin and Amery, here, was the line deviated to reduce grades? What era?

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  Siding Tomato Station Master

First of many history questions, no doubt.

Between Dowerin and Amery, here, was the line deviated to reduce grades? What era?
drwaddles
I dont know, but my Grandmother grew up at Trayning and she tells a story of the railway surveyor who came through the area. He liked to drink and play cards. There was a man who found out where the railway line was to go and built a stone building as a pub, and waited for the railway line to be built. Unfortunately he won a lot of money off the surveyor at cards one night, so next day the surveyor went out and changed the route slightly so it missed this stone building by a few miles. My grandmother showed me this building once, so I will try and place it, between
Kununoppin
and Trayning somewhere.
  SKVT Junior Train Controller

Location: Iapetus
First of many history questions, no doubt.

Between Dowerin and Amery, here, was the line deviated to reduce grades? What era?
drwaddles

It might have been the deviation referred to in WN 12 of 33 between 117m 30 chains and Amery.
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
Thanks SKVT - I am guess that WN12 of 33 is Weekly Notice No. 12 of 1933? So that would be around late March.
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
I dont know, but my Grandmother grew up at Trayning and she tells a story of the railway surveyor who came through the area. He liked to drink and play cards. There was a man who found out where the railway line was to go and built a stone building as a pub, and waited for the railway line to be built. Unfortunately he won a lot of money off the surveyor at cards one night, so next day the surveyor went out and changed the route slightly so it missed this stone building by a few miles. My grandmother showed me this building once, so I will try and place it, between
Kununoppin

and Trayning somewhere.
Siding Tomato
I think the place you're thinking of is McCorey's old hotel, near Nungarin.

http://nationaltrustwa.tumblr.com/post/26409137263/mccorys-hotel-nungarin-western-australia-c

I've stayed there on a few occasions - a really nice place for a bit of rest and relaxation.

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