Wickham station and box gone

 
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Looks like they were demolished on the long weekend, not sure why the box had to go, I wanted an L7 station sign.
Civic's future is in discussion, I think it will go too.

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  gordon_s1942 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
To avoid any Doubt, RIP IT OUT......

This cut and slash method was used at Portland NSW when it was decided to alter the Safeworking section and train working through the station.
Although the changes were advertised, what we didnt read into the notices was the total and complete removal of the platform and re-aligning of what is now the Main line basically through where the platform and buildings once stood.
Other than the level crossing that remained unaltered, without photographs you would have no idea a busy working manned station ever existed.
  alco4836 Station Master

Hi All
I just uploaded some pics of the Wickham Station removal
on my Blog if anyone wishes to have a look here
Regards Mathew Hughes
  Showtime Chief Train Controller

You managed to record an act of extreme vandalism.
Hope one day these politicians will be held accountable for their rediculous and expensive actions.
Not likely though!
  gordon_s1942 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
The ONLY good thing I can say about the demolition of Wickham is that it was better than being left to molder away like so many others have been.
  MILW Junior Train Controller

Location: Earth
That sucks. More unique history gone.
  billybaxter Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
What was so special about it?
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Opened in 1936. not so special just don't seeing boxes demolished, what they did find when they lifted the tracks into town between Wickham and Civic was the old Honeysuckle twin platforms that go way back to 1872, not sure of their fate.
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4037759/rail-relics-come-to-surface-photos-poll/
  billybaxter Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
It's sad, of course, but photos I've seen of it show it as a fairly banal structure, certainly not something that anybody other than a gunzel might think is special. Are there any others of this type still standing?
  MILW Junior Train Controller

Location: Earth
It's sad, of course, but photos I've seen of it show it as a fairly banal structure, certainly not something that anybody other than a gunzel might think is special. Are there any others of this type still standing?
billybaxter
I believe there may be a few of a broadly similar design remaining at a few locations outside the metropolitan area. I think Newdell Junction, Hanbury Junction and Albury South were similar, as were some in the Wollongong area. It was a mid 1960s design.

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