Granite - VIC

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -37.116047 145.212891
DMS: 37º 06' 57.77" S 145º 12' 46.41" E
UTM: 55 H 5890760mN 341225mE
Altitude: 200.29m

Description

Address & Contact

8229 Goulburn Valley Hwy
Trawool VIC 3660
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Information

Historic railway station site (originally named Wrights Siding) on the Tallarook to Mansfield line, now the Great Victorian Rail Trail.

Granite was a small wayside siding and station opened after the line commenced running to serve a small granite quarry, specialising in monumental products, with a small human powered push cart tramway, to bring the quarried product from in the quarry above Trawool Creek (Formerly Falls Creek) down to the rail siding at Granite.

There have been 2 wooden platforms over the lifespan of Granite station, both now having been long removed. The first one being on the Trawool side of Trawool Creek, situated on the left side of the line, with the replacement platform erected on the opposite side of Trawool Creek, closer to the Trawool Hotel on the right hand side of the line. The station ceased to exist after quarrying became un-economical in the late 1950’s. Several historic photographs adorn the walls of the Trawool Hotel, of the Granite Quarry & its operation, & are well worth a quick look & visit to this establishment.
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Closest Weather Station

Mangalore at 30/01:00pm EST
Distance from Granite 25.39km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
14.0°C10.9°C79%10.4°C1010.4hPa0.0mmNE17km/hr
9knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mangalore Airport
Distance from Granite 25.39km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.729.326.121.416.713.412.514.116.820.424.326.9
Mean Min. °C14.114.312.28.56.03.93.13.95.37.29.911.8
Mean Rain mm39.335.736.238.454.253.657.962.855.147.548.140.7

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