Well, this appears to be the latest thread after investigating many pages and threads, so, not raising the dead
A news item on 10 October 2014 announced https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/cash-to-give-new-life-to-yarrawonga-rail-station
The building was originally constructed in 1888 and will be given new life under the Community Use of Vacant Rail Buildings Program.
The estimated cost of the works won’t be known until the project goes to tender in early November, but under the same scheme a similar project in Chiltern attracted almost $900,000.
Don't know how much was given, but the plate on the station building tells the story:
So I had a look at Yarrawonga on Sunday last. (The rest of the line will come later in more clement weather.)
That's the welcome after the Benalla Road crossing
The water tower appears to have been given a lick of paint.
(I dunno if there is any water in it. Probably. )
The turntable, gauge converted, 70' for your convenience.
(Don't know about those posts, although... )
Well, some shovelling might be needed.
(Else some hefty shoving if anything ever gets turned.)
Ah, yes, a familiar board, with a speed.
(I recall one of these at Cobram)
A close look at the platform and "The Deck"
(I reckon Tocumwal is a better job, but... )
A view of the building with the decking.
Looking down "The Deck"
The disabled access to "The Deck"
and the mat for the vision-impaired.
(This is money well spent - albeit, more than likely
requied by Vic Disability access legislation. Still,
a good job both on the ramp and the vision pad. Sturdy. )
A neato corrugated iron job.
(How many can do this sort of roofing these days?)
My errant memory is that these used to be white
with a big red T on them. Is this an old phone
communications box for guards to do ACME - ACRE messages?
Here's what's happening in Yarrawonga!
Now we turn in the other direction.
The frame, surrounded by weeds.
This has had a lick of paint, also.
And the comms hut. They don't look like 5P locks to me.
(Close up, these are rusty at the bottom)
Stepping into the yard, be you careful ...
Biggest ant holes I have seen.
Platform version? This is on each end of the platform fascia.
And now for those who like scribbling on rails,
at the end of the platform, the kilometers are given.
The one-in-five is these metal things with clips.
(I never seen these before. Definitely not the pandrol kind.
Other than these metal sleepers, nearly all of the sleepers
in Yarrawonga yard are rather decent and probably 15 or more
years away from slow decomposition ... )
View of the refurbished station building - the interior is a
brilliant job. Very tasteful, microwaves, fridges, tables,
whiteboards, projectors, a real community meeting place.
With excellent security locks, and new window framing.
In my speculation - this is a former good platform?
Long shot of Yarrawonga Station and Yard.
Approach to the station building, framed by a ghost-gum.
Garden beds frame the front of the building.
A nice approach...
Looking towards Oaklands from Yarrawonga
And turning around from that point, looking back to
Now we go down the other end (Up direction) of the yard,
to that (unusual) flashing object, Post X. I say (unusual)
for I have not seen flashing signals in Victoria before.
Maybe this is a unique property of gauge conversion and
safeworking ... I am not entirely up with that.
Here is Post X - the top light flashes.
And the legend on Post X
(I have used the BIGIMG tag, so you may click on it if
you cannot read it)
And the yeoman UP sentinel, flashing away, day and night!
The interlocking with Post X and adjacent points.
And the second crossing into Yarrawonga (on the down) gives
a solitary reminder of broad gauge ....
So good work by Victrack on the station building, 'tis a really
good job, and disability-accessible, also.
The grain is on the ground under the familiar blue (elastic) coverings on the way into town behind the Opportunity Shop and some servo's. The grain is on the ground