: On the north east Wheatbelt branch line from
to Muckinbudin, situated between Koorda and Mukinbudin.
Information: This line was originally a through line from
Wyalkatchem to Southern Cross,
but the Mukinbudin to Southern Cross,
section of the line was pulled up in the 1950's I believe.
The present Bencubbin Station building, which I guess would have been
constructed in the late 1960's to the late 1970's, stands on the
site of the old Goods Shed. To the east of the present Station
building, this is where the old Grain Silo's once stood and you can
see evidence of the old Silo, as it's concrete base is still in place.
The original Station buildings were on the opposite side of the tracks,
from the current station buildings. The original Station also included,
an Out-of-shed and Male Toilets on the Mukinbudin side and on the
Koorda side, another Out-of-Shed, Waiting Room and Ladies Toilets.
The old Water Tower, once stood directly behind the current station
The current Bencubbin Station is a unique station on the old WAGR
railway network, as
there is no other station the same design as it,
however Kalannie and Amery are simular.
Bencubbin Station looks more like a house than a railway
station and in the past year or so it has been converted to a Police
Station, I believe.
Now the station platform is surrounded by a 6
foot high fence, that prevents you from seeing the face of the station
also the western side of the station building.
Apart from the 1960's-1970's built Station, the old Goods Platform and
old Railway Barracks Survive at the Station Yard, to this day.
The original Bencubbin Station
Yard, prior to the 1960's
Station, Goods shed, Goods Crane and Water Tower, which no longer
Bencubbin Station 29th of July 2004 (left)
on the 31st of May 2004 (right).
Bencubbin Station Goods Platform, 31st of
2004 (left) and Bencubbin Railway Barracks 29th of July 2004 (right)
Bencubbin Station, 31st of May 2004
Thanks to Greg
Aitken for he's information and use of the photo of Bencubbin Station,
plus the Raison Family for the use of their photo.