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REALLY SideTracked - Cemetery Station No4 Rookwood

A cache by Aussiebrian Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/07/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath-taking view. It’s a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

About Cemetery Station No 4

The station opened on 15 June 1908 and closed on 29 December 1948. The line ran through the Jewish section of the Rookwood Cemetery past the Rookwood Crematorium, which was shielded from the trains by a decorative columbarium wall west of the building. The station terminated with a siding at the Anglican and General Office that opened in the 1930s.

The station had a single platform (160m long) with a small building containing a waiting room and restrooms. Wikipedia has this was an electrified line, but I cannot find any evidence of this.

If you have visited GC7YCX0C REALLY SideTracked – Cemetery Station No1 Rookwood, you will have learned something about the history of the Mortuary Railway to Rookwood Cemetery.

Have a look at the historical photo and aerial photo from 1943.

The other REALLY SideTracked caches in Rookwood Cemetery are:

GC7YCX0C REALLY SideTracked – Cemetery Station No 1 Rookwood

GC8965T REALLY SideTracked – Cemetery Station No 2 Rookwood

GC8965Z REALLY SideTracked – Cemetery Station No 3 Rookwood

More information about the Rookwood Stations can be found in the Transport Heritage NSW Magazine article from Summer 2019.

 

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