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About SideTracked – Ranelagh
Ranelagh station is a small platform below now known Hotel Robertson. This little platform had had a long and interesting history. Nowadays the platform is primarily used by 3801 who provide heritage steam train journeys from Sydney to Unanderra via Moss Vale and Robertson stopping at Robertson Station and at Ranelagh platform for tourists to partake of a ‘high-tea’ at the Hotel Robertson.
Built in 1924, Hotel Robertson has had a few name changes along the way, Ranelagh House, Fountaindale Grand Manor and St Anthony’s. The building was used as a guest house, WRAAF base during the war, a hospice for returning pilots, St Anthony’s college and a Franciscan friary and seminary.
Main facility: Station (open)
Line: Moss Vale-Unanderra Line
Distance: 126.6 km from Sydney
History: Sep 1932 opened as Ranelagh
Feb 1948 renamed St Anthonys
19 Oct 1970 closed
unknown reopend as Ranelagh House
S 34° 35.ABC E 150° 36.DEF
ABC = (number of black lights x 20)
DEF = (number of black lights x 60)
Checksum: S 21 E 24