Historical information

Celebrating 125 years of Railway in Wycheproof


The 28-09-1883 was a memorable date for Wycheproof for on that day the long-awaited official opening of the railway took place. It has been serving the district since then. In this booklet individual rail workers are acknowledged in a listing.

Physical description

Booklet of 14 pages - size A5. Sepia front cover photo depicts steam train hauling rail trucks up Broadway, Wycheproof, with early buildings and horse- drawn carriages showing. Back cover: Wycheproof Railway Station in its early beginnings - undated. Booklet celebrates the renovation of the historic Wycheproof Railway Station and 125 Years of Rail in Wycheproof. Chapters include: The Early Days, The Arrival of Rail, The New Century, Bulk Wheat and Million Bushell Silos, Railway Families and Workers, The Last Chapter , A new Era Begins.