Plans for Newcastle railway station 1890-1900?

 
  grw Station Staff

I was wondering if anyone had plans for Newcastle station as it was in circa 1890-1900 (I'm planning to build a model of it for my model railway layout). Here are some links to pictures of what it looked like

https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/3836221406/in/photolist-62aSY9-bESXAD-7aoYUr-9jPRo1-6QZCYo-b99Y3n-7GhVTV-7LJrH1-5m3tDk-nRxo8D-6RU6Zp-dF2Rye-dF2Rs8-dUgEUT-3HtpQ-7a9qqX-dF7Xcy-dF2wE2-e6bB17-e2qeeW-8pC6ra-nZpj4h-96EgVJ-nZpgCA-ncuBoh-gvbgva-gvbEYJ-8pFgp7-nZpdW3-bVSNuU-kwmvnE-4cxP7B-9jLM7B-4cxPbi-9s1RAa-9kD3aA-9AF5t7-9AF5jU-ddyf3m-aKECp6-9AF65L-9ACzdP-9ACzwT-bv8sLK-4tRJmo-9AF4y7-9ACzop-9AF513-9AF5Vy-9AF5B5

https://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/4862437952/in/photolist-8pFgp7-nZpdW3-bVSNuU-kwmvnE-4cxP7B-9jLM7B-4cxPbi-9s1RAa-9kD3aA-9AF5t7-9AF5jU-ddyf3m-aKECp6-9AF65L-9ACzdP-9ACzwT-bv8sLK-4tRJmo-9AF4y7-9ACzop-9AF513-9AF5Vy-9AF5B5-dwMBQR-6MygpF-hQ7xot-9AC9DB-7xrC7B-9AC9Wv-9ACayV-5h8ywG-9AC9vD-8HuLP4-8UCWjJ-n7ztSD-8UCxJU-8UCUoG-8UzRt8-8UCDMq-8UCxd9-bvbJ6n-97qii5-6BrYzV-aVBj2v-bChGoD-am1XSn-f9gBgD-8UCvLy-aYUqy2-85xM3d

Most of the dimensions I can figure out by visiting (I live nearby) but I'm quite taken by the street side verandah which I'd like to reproduce but it's all filled in with brickwork these days. Also the female toilet building (the separate building on the right hand side of the main building in rail side photo) was demolished when the building was extended.

ARHS NSW doesn't have plans and suggested I go to NSW rail archives (I don't live in Sydney so I'd have to work it in around my next trip to Sydney). Before I do that I thought I might ask if anybody out that has plans of any kind that might be happy to share.

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  georges Train Controller

ARHS NSW doesn't have plans and suggested I go to NSW rail archives (I don't live in Sydney so I'd have to work it in around my next trip to Sydney). Before I do that I thought I might ask if anybody out that has plans of any kind that might be happy to share.
grw

Some more photos from Railway Archives collection (held by State Records) are available here:

http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/asp/photosearch/search.asp?title=newcastle+railway+statio&B1=Search

You could email State Records at info@records.nsw.gov.au to see what plans they hold.
  grw Station Staff

Yup got the photos from State Archives ... it was plans I was after because I can't find any photo that shows the detail of window and door arrangement for the verandah. All the photos I've found for the street side are from an oblique angle so the verandah detail is hidden by either end of the building or are in shadow.

Also thanks for the email address Georges. I was under the impression I had to physically visit .... at least I can check if they have what I need without a visit.
  georges Train Controller

Yup got the photos from State Archives ... it was plans I was after because I can't find any photo that shows the detail of window and door arrangement for the verandah. All the photos I've found for the street side are from an oblique angle so the verandah detail is hidden by either end of the building or are in shadow.

Also thanks for the email address Georges. I was under the impression I had to physically visit .... at least I can check if they have what I need without a visit.
grw

I hope it works out. I have found State Records very helpful. They are at Kingswood, not easy to visit by public transport. They used to have an office in The Rocks, Sydney, until O'Farrell closed it down.

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