Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I thought the gate might give it away.

Staff to c3526blue.

My father told me he once got off the train at McAlister in the middle of winter about 5.30 am and said it was the coldest place he had ever been.  It doesn't take too much imagination to believe him.
Where is this place please? I would normally take it as a misspelling of Macalister Qld, but it's definitely not there. Google Maps is no help.
Graham4405
It is in NSW on the branch line from Goulburn to Crookwell.

Google Earth shows it at 34.26.20.77S   149.33.17.75E

McAlister Woods Road , LAGGAN NSW where it junctions with Woodhouselee Road should get you close in google maps

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  theanimal Chief Commissioner

It was the penultimate station on the line to Crookwell. Closed 9 March 1975.

here is a link to all I know

https://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:McAlister&line=NSW:crookwell:0
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Thanks guys.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I have PM'd c3526blue with a reminder that he has the floor.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Yes, the gate was an obvious clue.  The property owners keep such things in good repair and painted.

Other clues were the pine trees, general lay of the land (a high point) and the loading bank, still in situ, plus the mound of the former timber faced platform.


Sorry, I have not been on Railpage for a week.  Open floor please.

Happy reminiscing,

John
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
This will be a short one, I'll bet:-

https://flic.kr/p/2bsM2i5
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Guyra?


5915
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
It does look Northern Tablelandish.
A smaller place than Guyra i think .
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
It does look Northern Tablelandish.
A smaller place than Guyra i think .
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Guyra?


5915
5915
Darn I was going to say that. been at that spot a few times.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Guyra's close enough.  In fact, it is. These wherizzits used to go for days, even with Hairyleg's overlay. And with far more contributers. 5915 first out, clear the track.
(Of course, it could be the we have more talent☺)
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Thanks jibbonpoint. Can I nominate Big J to pick up the baton as he was successful with the guess as well.

5915
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Go f'rit then Big J...
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Make it open floor. If I can find a photo I will add it, but more than happy for others to post.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

from a gunzel trip in August
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Hermidale?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Hermidale?
jibbonpoint
Right state - right area (west) but not that line sadly.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I think the answer to this is also the answer to where a gatekeeper's house was in another thread, a location I found while finding my way around when working in the area. The possible answer being Gregra.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

I think the answer to this is also the answer to where a gatekeeper's house was in another thread, a location I found while finding my way around when working in the area. The possible answer being Gregra.
GrahamH
Sorry Graham, further west.
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Mt Gipps?

5915
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Mt Gipps?

5915
5915
Too far, but the new pub/resort that has opened there looks worth a visit.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

looks like clue time?

Not North, Not South, west of Parkes
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Darnick, maybe.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Darnick, maybe.
Rodo
too far west, go East young man
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Perhaps Roto.
I gather it has all been removed there except for the loading bank .

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