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Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat
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Ballarat railway station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the city of Ballarat opening on 11 April 1862.The extensive building complex is of major architectural and historical significance to Ballarat with most of its original 19th-century features intact. Preserved historic features include the largest surviving interlocking mechanical swing gates in Victoria at Lydiard Street, signal boxes and goods sheds and it is one of only three stations in Victoria to have had a 19th-century train shed (along with Geelong and St Kilda).Disused stations Ballarat East, Warrenheip, Bungaree and Gordon are located between Ballarat and Ballan.HistoryConstruction on Ballarat West Railway Station began in 1862 with the original buildings constructed at a cost of almost 22,000 pounds with the original railway line to Melbourne going via Geelong to service the booming Ballarat goldfields.A bluestone engine shed was built to the south and the goods shed to the north were added in 1863. In 1877 the footbridge and waiting rooms on the south side were added,. In 1885, hand operated railway gates were added at Lydiard Street, along with the "B" signal box used to operate it on the western side.
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  • Buildings such as the White House is the Ballarat train station. Nice atmosphere in the station, there was a bench. Train station was seen in the film's ticket office. You can also enter the station toilets in the building, so rent a toilet. Melbourne Airport Shuttle ticket.
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  • Right by the CBD, the railway station is and interesting, beautiful, historic building. We just walked down there from the art gallery to take photos. The gates on Lydiard Street, signals and signal b...  more »
  • This is one of many railway stations in rural Victoria that was built during the period or just after the gold rush. The style and elegance *somewhat faded now) was possible because of the wealth gene...  more »