Bombala Railway Station
Bombala Railway Station
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Former Bombala railway station closed in 1986 but has been nicely preserved.
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
It's really great to see the foresight in how the community have saved the old station & lots of it's charm for future generations to appreciate. The station opened in 1921 to huge fanfare as it connected the town to the big smoke! But like a lot of Govt. ideas the line closed in the mid 80's. It is now a self walk park dedicated to the railways and an interesting interlude on your visit to Bombala. Well worth a quick look & visit.
Written 1 March 2021
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Bath5670
Canberra, Australia60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If historical information is pf interest to you, this tiny station has a story behind it.
To think that a railway line was build an then abandoned.
Written 8 October 2019
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Farah_Soraya
Bombala, Australia276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Not so many things to here
But I just enjoyed the fact that Bombala had had train station before
All the information related this history was written there
And a lovely view on sunset too especially on the bridge
Great place to chill, with friends, with coffee
Written 5 May 2019
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DrogueChute
Canberra, Australia128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The railway stopped running about early 1980's - when the rail was provided to Bombala the river got in the way of the track so they just dumped the rail station on the opposite side of the river from the town (obviously they did not have enough money to build a special rail bridge) Bombala station was literally the end of the tracks, although apparently it had been surveyed down to Cann river Vic and on to Melbourne. At Bombala there is a device for swinging an engine around so it points the opposite way; a 'turntable' which is quite unusual. Most of the station is still present and a local joke is to ask whether one has enough time to wait for the next train, which may be 'some time' coming. Nearby is a nice little museum which depicts early settlement very well.
Written 26 February 2019
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mrdom
6,495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
It took until 1921 to get the rail line to Bombala (32 years after Cooma) but then it shut in 1986. The station house still stands with a few poorly-organised placards and a display in one of the rooms - you can look through the grill to see a bit of it but hopefully it's open sometimes. There's also the overpass and some equipment, plus visiting the station from the town centre probably means a walk across or along the river, which is pleasant.
Written 3 April 2018
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,173 contributions
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Feb 2018 • Solo
Unlike in Victoria, in NSW typically the government is proscribed from immediately ripping up closed rail lines.

Cooma to Bombala closed in 1986. I had travelled on the 'Cooma Mail' from Sydney prior to that but not south of Cooma.

The railway station building - a typical weatherboard standardised type favoured by the NSW Government Railways - is extant as is the fettlers' shed and other outbuildings.

The rail yard with at least three tracks including points remains, as does at the Sydney (up) end the turntable. There are also three wagons including a louvre van and a tank wagon, with most nicely freshly painted.

One room has a good chronological display of the rail line's history.

The goods shed also remains.

It's an easy walk across the Bombala River from quaintly named Maybe Street.

Well done to the townsfolk for preserving it. A shame it's no longer open.
Written 2 March 2018
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