Grandchester Railway Station, Grandchester

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Grandchester railway station is a heritage-listed former railway station at Ipswich Road, Grandchester, City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1875 to 1876. It is also known as Bigge's Camp. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
Grandchester, originally known as Bigge's Camp, is the western terminus for the first railway in Queensland and the first section of the Main Line to Toowoomba, opened from Ipswich on 31 July 1865. Works were carried out to the station building in 1875 and 1876. The goods shed was also built in that year. T. Neville signed a contract to undertake work on the station buildings on 19 December 1878.
The tank was relocated from Laidley in 1876 and a locomotive stationed here from 1885 to assist trains over the Little Liverpool Range. James Stewart signed a contract on 14 March 1885 to build an engine shed, and Worley and Whitehead signed a contract to build a second goods shed on 15 June 1885.
The station master's house was built in 1910 and alterations carried out to the station building around that time. By 1961 the complex consisted of a station building with signal cabin, two tanks, cream shed, closet, pumphouse, station master's house, forkline to cattleyards, engine shed and coal stage. The engine shed had been demolished by 1963 and the trucking yards were discontinued in 1991.
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  • Travelled to this railway station on the Grandchester Express from The Workshops Railway Museum. Well presented building with story boards to explain the significance and history of the location. The ...  more »
  • This is an excellent place for children. 3 little trains running round carrying passengers. $2 a trip. Went to the wrong place at first, the old station, also open on the 1st Sunday, but nothing much ...  more »
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  • Good place to visit for a tour of the oldest train station in qld coal trains still use the use the track if you like history have a look
  • Heaps to see and do. Really great place

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