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Monday, December 12, 2011

No Trains Today!


Here is the forlorn Lismore Rail Station, the last train passed through in 2004. It is highly unlikely the Casino-Murwillumbah Branch Line will ever reopen.

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22 comments:

  1. That's a rather sad thought... no more trains, nicely caught scene

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  2. So where does the Syd-Bris XPT travel that is closest to Lismore? I like old stations like this. The one at Wauchope is that new souless grey version.

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  3. Julie, you get off at Casino and are then bussed to Lismore. To go to Byron Bay you get off in Grafton.

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  4. so what is in the old station building
    a centre for creative arts?
    a neighbourhood house?
    seems a waste to have a facility sitting there doing nothing, i hope they're doing something ala marcus westbury

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  5. workers went on strike? our dock workers are on strike and my christmas present for you is held up sitting on the dock. LOL

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  6. I second Kels remark - it still looks in pretty good nick!

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  7. What a precious train station. Too bad there wasn’t a train coming through when you were there with your camera. There is something so wonderful and charming about them. Nice capture. genie

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  8. Nice picture.Sorry about the trains!

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  9. Hi Kel and Angie. These days it is a transit centre and waiting room for bus travel only. There is also a state government owned travel service inside the building.

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  10. The station seems to be well kept and as you say is still used for other purposes. Maybe with peak oil it will be needed again one day, you never know.

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  11. Great shot... I spent every school holiday on a train to Byron Bay, such a shame that they stopped them.. a bus just isn't the same....

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  12. Beautiful photo, Mark. It's a pity that the rail links ar not being used as much as they used to in the past. I'm rather partial to train travel myself so always bemoan the fact that there's not as much of it about as in the past.

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  13. Sadly there are lots of lines like that and for the lines that are still open for freight most of the passenger stations closed. The speak to us an era that has gone.

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  14. How sad to know.

    Love the composition of this photo Mark.


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  15. it looks so forlorn. Wonder why the train stopped. my MYM is up too.

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  16. A great shot but I would love to see a train too...

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  17. I just took another look at this shot ... that is a very substantial railway station. Must have seen a lot of people passing by in it's time. Another thing I like is the way the state rail buildings are often (but not always) very well kept despite being closed.

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  18. what a pretty site of an old train...so solemn yet so beautiful ;-) Dropping some late love for MYM, hope that you can return the favor too.

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