Former railway stations in Perth

 
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

My 1943 WTT shows no Passenger trains listed to run on the Armadale/Fremantle line. Reference is made to a weekly mixed with a statement saying "Goods trains to stop to pick up or set down passengers when required between Armadale and Fremantle" so it looks like the goods brakevan may have been ZA or ZB class

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  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
My 1943 WTT shows no Passenger trains listed to run on the Armadale/Fremantle line. Reference is made to a weekly mixed with a statement saying "Goods trains to stop to pick up or set down passengers when required between Armadale and Fremantle" so it looks like the goods brakevan may have been ZA or ZB class
"WAGR"


1) The Fremantle-Armadale line was used to transport schoolchildren from East Jandakot (now Forrestdale) to the historic Jandakot State (later Primary) School. This would most probably have been in the 1910/20's. Whether more than a brakevan with compartment(s) [ZA, ZB] was ever needed, I don't have the info.

2) the 224 bus ran 3 days/week in the 1970's. The daily run was changed from 224 to 510 in the general renumbering in preparation for the Mandurah line. IIRC, the route also changed. The service was truncated to Fremantle - Cockburn Central shortly afterwards. More recently, a trial of Armadale - Cockburn Central route 529 was conducted late last year ... anyone able to update us on this?

3) Kwinana was one of many "stations" which basically consisted of a sign alongside the track and perhaps a bit of a clearing (Spearwood much the same). Some were also used in connection with safeworking procedures. The old Kwinana was quite a way north of the Kwinana Yard buildings shown in one of the links. Quite close to the interim Kwinana Interchange bus station on the west side of Rockingham Rd, just north of Thomas Rd. Despite the close proximity of this bus station to the railway track, there were never commuter trains operated. I have an idea my father must have driven us down that way in the early 1960's before the SG and the Jarrahdale Bauxite line. Wish he had shown me the old Millars Timber line to Rocky!!!!!

4) Woodbridge Triangle was named after Woodbridge House, the residence of Governor (previously Cap't) James Stirling. Oddly enough, it is located behind (west of) Governor Stirling Senior High School, in West Midland. There was a suburb of West Midland, and this suburb now carries the more upmarket moniker of Woodbridge. No doubt, there was a wooden bridge in the vicinity c. 1835 - 40 ... leading to the name.

5) - Stokely (southern side of Albany Highway level crossing, Maddington) - addressed elsewhere. Layout similar to Kenwick and Beckenham (formerly known as "Higham").  
- Kingsley (12th Avenue, Armadale - now called Sherwood?) ... the need for renaming explained upthread. It was named after the 1895 (yes, you read that correctly) 1895 subdivision of the Sherwood orchard. Many roads in the subdivision carry names associated with the Robin Hood tales: Little John, Marian, Tuck, Robin Hood ... the station itself is somewhat north of the actual subdivision.

- Wungong (northern side of Eleventh Road level crossing): when I took a cab ride through this section in an ADK/ADB set (probably c 1970), there was no facility at Wungong.

DW now in Devonport
  witzendoz Junior Train Controller

Location: Fremantle
While reading about former stations here and the Armadale line, when I lived out at East Cannington in 1969, close to the site of the old Cannington station (complete with goods yard), I seem to remember that there was a train that run occasionally to a stop past Armadale as a a school special, it may have been Terdale or something like that.  It was when Armadale was in it’s old location.

Anyone remember this? I was only 12 at the time but being a train nut I was always interested in what ran where.

Cheers
  djukinX1016 Deputy Commissioner

While reading about former stations here and the Armadale line, when I lived out at East Cannington in 1969, close to the site of the old Cannington station (complete with goods yard), I seem to remember that there was a train that run occasionally to a stop past Armadale as a a school special, it may have been Terdale or something like that.  It was when Armadale was in it’s old location.

Anyone remember this? I was only 12 at the time but being a train nut I was always interested in what ran where.

Cheers
"witzendoz"


It would have run to Tredale, just south of Armadale there used to be a platform just before the brickworks
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
While reading about former stations here and the Armadale line, when I lived out at East Cannington in 1969, close to the site of the old Cannington station (complete with goods yard), I seem to remember that there was a train that run occasionally to a stop past Armadale as a a school special, it may have been Terdale or something like that.  It was when Armadale was in it’s old location.

Anyone remember this? I was only 12 at the time but being a train nut I was always interested in what ran where.

Cheers
"witzendoz"


It would have run to Tredale, just south of Armadale there used to be a platform just before the brickworks
"djukinX1016"


The platform served Armadale Senior High School. Oddly, on electrification the decision was made not to retain the platform and service because of the cost of wiring the extra 400m or so. Can't figure the logic of that when they went and put in a wired stabling/reversing siding anyway. That siding is almost on top of the old Tredale site, which sadly, I don't recall ever seeing.

Tredale station was shown on UBD maps.

DW in Devonport
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

The service was No111 pass Perth Dep 7.50am Arr Tredale 8.47. Tredale serviced the Armadale Senior High School only. No 111 did not run to Tredale during School Holidays.

The Train consist was normally AYB 4AY AYB Hauled by DD Or DM 4-6-4 tank loco

The return Service was No 142 Pass Tredale Dep 3.36pm Perth Arr 4.32
  SKVT Junior Train Controller

Location: Iapetus
WAGR
I never saw the Tredale service in steam days but I did see it in the late 70s and the early 80s. I recall in early 1982 (unfortunately in my BC(before Camera (sorry about the brackets)) days) seeing and ADG/ADA/ADG set running from Tredale into the platform on east side of Armadale station. I do not ever recall seeing this platform being used by any other railcar service. I understand that when the siding was extendeed  to the brickworks south of Armadale a staff and ticket section was created,being Armadale-Brickworks, and when the line to the Brickworks was cut back, the section became Armadale -Tredale, a staff section only a few hundred yards long. Later(in about 82-83) Armadale station limits was extended to incorporate Tredale and the staff withdrawn. Assuming my understanding is correct does anyone know if the Armadale - Tredale section was the shortest staff section ever to have existed n WA?
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
More recently, a trial of Armadale - Cockburn Central route 529 was conducted late last year ... anyone able to update us on this?


The 529 is still going - the trial has just been extended through "Transperth's busiest time of year" until the 17th of April. Going by what it says on the website, it isn't doing too well though...
  bagus70 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wanting to revisit Australia again.
I think I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the first Currambine station before being demolished (or in fact, before any construction work of railway line to Clarkson commenced).

But I wonder where the old station canopy have gone to?
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
You might find the metro area map on my website interesting.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/asmay2002/wagr_map.htm
"asmay2002"


Very interesting, thanks Andy!

What's the story behind the short branch near Maddington to 'Canning Park'?
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

You might find the metro area map on my website interesting.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/asmay2002/wagr_map.htm
"asmay2002"


Very interesting, thanks Andy!

What's the story behind the short branch near Maddington to 'Canning Park'?
"drwaddles"


It was the line to the Maddington race course just like the old Belmont line.
In latter days after the Race course was closed in was used as a ballast loading siding. Ballast was road hauled in from the nearby quarries and stock piled then as required loaded into ballast wagons. The signal lever frame and signal diagram were relocated to the RHWA museum in Bassendean,after the ballast siding was closed
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
You might find the metro area map on my website interesting.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/asmay2002/wagr_map.htm
"asmay2002"


Very interesting, thanks Andy!

What's the story behind the short branch near Maddington to 'Canning Park'?
"drwaddles"


It was the line to the Maddington race course just like the old Belmont line.
In latter days after the Race course was closed in was used as a ballast loading siding. Ballast was road hauled in from the nearby quarries and stock piled then as required loaded into ballast wagons. The signal lever frame and signal diagram were relocated to the RHWA museum in Bassendean,after the ballast siding was closed
"WAGR"


Relative to current roads, where was the racecourse, the branch and its platform(s)? Was it a different location to the sidings at Maddington station - the grounds of which are now the Council Depot?

DW in Devonport
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

You might find the metro area map on my website interesting.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/asmay2002/wagr_map.htm
"asmay2002"


Very interesting, thanks Andy!

What's the story behind the short branch near Maddington to 'Canning Park'?
"drwaddles"


It was the line to the Maddington race course just like the old Belmont line.
In latter days after the Race course was closed in was used as a ballast loading siding. Ballast was road hauled in from the nearby quarries and stock piled then as required loaded into ballast wagons. The signal lever frame and signal diagram were relocated to the RHWA museum in Bassendean,after the ballast siding was closed
"WAGR"


Relative to current roads, where was the racecourse, the branch and its platform(s)? Was it a different location to the sidings at Maddington station - the grounds of which are now the Council Depot?

DW in Devonport
"dw54"



The approximate boundarys of the race course would be Carole Rd, Alloa Rd, Austin Ave, Davison St. The Platform would have been on the Austin Ave side. The ballast loading point would be in the vicinity of the end of Pratt Court. If my memory servies me right the Maddington station yards were South Side whilst the branch was North Side
  GrassyNoel Junior Train Controller

Is the racecourse now the footy oval?
  WAGR Chief Commissioner

Grassynoel. I cant reply a positive or a negative to your question, but the land in question is in close proximity. one would have to do an overlay of now and then
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
I think I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the first Currambine station before being demolished (or in fact, before any construction work of railway line to Clarkson commenced).

But I wonder where the old station canopy have gone to?
"bagus70"


The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
  zephyrrail Station Master

Grassynoel. I cant reply a positive or a negative to your question, but the land in question is in close proximity. one would have to do an overlay of now and then
"WAGR"


You can construct an overlay using the Landgate Mapviewer website and select buy aerial photo and hybrid.  The oldest photo for this area is from November 1953 at which stage the race course looks disused and the branch line appears to have been removed, but the formation is still visible. The station would appear to have been located in the vicinity of what is now 4 Malcolm Street Maddington.  [/url]www.landgate.wa.gov.au
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

WAGR
I never saw the Tredale service in steam days but I did see it in the late 70s and the early 80s. I recall in early 1982 (unfortunately in my BC(before Camera (sorry about the brackets)) days) seeing and ADG/ADA/ADG set running from Tredale into the platform on east side of Armadale station. I do not ever recall seeing this platform being used by any other railcar service. I understand that when the siding was extendeed  to the brickworks south of Armadale a staff and ticket section was created,being Armadale-Brickworks, and when the line to the Brickworks was cut back, the section became Armadale -Tredale, a staff section only a few hundred yards long. Later(in about 82-83) Armadale station limits was extended to incorporate Tredale and the staff withdrawn. Assuming my understanding is correct does anyone know if the Armadale - Tredale section was the shortest staff section ever to have existed n WA?
"SKVT"


A couple of shots at Tredale
http://westonlangford.com/media/photos/107356.jpg
http://westonlangford.com/media/photos/107354.jpg

Is it true that DD596 is to leave Gosnells?
  ChrisDPom Locomotive Fireman

Location: Bali, Europe, Perth (repeat)
I think I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the first Currambine station before being demolished (or in fact, before any construction work of railway line to Clarkson commenced).

But I wonder where the old station canopy have gone to?
"bagus70"


The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
"1213Driver"


At least someone is getting some value out of that monumental c*ck up!!
  1213Driver Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth Western Australia
I think I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the first Currambine station before being demolished (or in fact, before any construction work of railway line to Clarkson commenced).

But I wonder where the old station canopy have gone to?
"bagus70"


The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
"1213Driver"


At least someone is getting some value out of that monumental c*ck up!!
"ChrisDPom"


lol - yeh that bit of the northern suburbs line was probably planned by the Court govt hoping the line would go no further!  Rolling Eyes
  dw54 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Devonport, Tas
I think I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the first Currambine station before being demolished (or in fact, before any construction work of railway line to Clarkson commenced).

But I wonder where the old station canopy have gone to?
"bagus70"


The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
"1213Driver"


At least someone is getting some value out of that monumental c*ck up!!
"ChrisDPom"


After A MacT milked it for all it was worth!!!  Major redevelopment that leaves pedestrians crossing the tracks at level!! And it cost something like $11m. Bah, Humbug.

DW in Devonport
  corporal29 Beginner

The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
"1213Driver"


I'm not sure that's right... Looking at photographs of the two, I'm guessing that the canopy at Kelmscott is not the canopy from Currambine.

However, being the enquiring sort I also enquired with PTA, and they confirmed that the two are not the same.
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

The old Currambine station Canopy is now keeping those waiting at Kelmscott out of the rain. A bit up market for that location but it does the job!
"1213Driver"


I'm not sure that's right... Looking at photographs of the two, I'm guessing that the canopy at Kelmscott is not the canopy from Currambine.

However, being the enquiring sort I also enquired with PTA, and they confirmed that the two are not the same.
"corporal29"


I also have my doubts, how can a station cost $12.9M with one of the main components recycled?

http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/Projects/CompletedProjects/KelmscottStationUpgrade/tabid/74/Default.aspx
  GrassyNoel Junior Train Controller

I also have my doubts, how can a station cost $12.9M with one of the main components recycled?
"Jarroo"


Easy - it's a government job!
  bagus70 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wanting to revisit Australia again.
I wonder when did they deomlished the Bellevue station? And is there any remains of the old Bellevue station?

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