Sunday, January 6, 2008

Lost Train Lines #7 Kew Railway line

Once upon a time Kew had a station (pic HERE ) of lovely architecture... and a railway to go along with it.

It connected to the Lilydale line at Hawthorn and trundled along to Barker station and terminated at Kew, along a route with curves so sharp and dangerous they were noted in the newspaper reports of the official opening in 1897.

By the 1920's there were barely 5 people in each compartment, even in peak times - oh, imagine the luxury today !

For some strange reason all services along the line were discontinued in 1957.
Of course they demolished those lovely old stations too ( the evil peasants! *sob* )

More info on the lost railway line to Kew HERE

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