Main entrance to historic Maryborough Railway Station in central Victoria, Australia

Maryborough Railway Station

Maryborough Railway Station seems out of place in this little country town.  It’s a grand old station built in 1890, possibly by mistake!  A local resident told us the plans and materials were sent to Maryborough in error, but erected anyway.  Another story I’ve heard that was that this design was rejected for a city railway station in Melbourne, so the construction was redirected to regional Maryborough.  It’s reported that the American author Mark Twain visited Maryborough in 1895 and described it as “A railway station with a town attached”.

Unlike many old regional railway stations, Maryborough still services freight and passenger trains.  The station was closed in 1993, but reopened in 2010 following a major restoration.  These days the station is also home to a restaurant which offers outdoor dining on the platform.  At night the station is bathed in light (like many other public buildings in the town) for an awesome appearance.

Check out our gallery of photos from Maryborough Railway Station at this link – gallery.vic.pics/Regional/Maryborough/Railway-Station

The platform at Maryborough Railway Station.

The platform at Maryborough Railway Station.

A locomotive and rolling stock seen from Maryborough Railway Station platform.

A locomotive and rolling stock seen from Maryborough platform.

Vline passenger train departs Maryborough Railway Station at dusk.

Vline passenger train departs Maryborough Station at dusk.

Outdoor dining on a warm night at Maryborough Railway Station.

Outdoor dining on a warm night at Maryborough Railway Station.

Bathed in light, after dark at Maryborough Railway Station.

Bathed in light, after dark at Maryborough Railway Station.