Mansfield Railway Station - VIC

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Position

DEG: -37.050827 146.083054
DMS: 37º 03' 2.98" S 146º 04' 58.99" E
UTM: 55 H 5899096mN 418467mE
Altitude: 317.31m

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177 High St
Mansfield VIC 3722
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Information

After nearly 15 years of agitation, deputations, many setbacks and numerous changes of Government, work began on the Yea to Mansfield line on 27 April 1887. The first train steamed into Mansfield on 6th October 1891. It was a wood burning W Class loco and although 15 minutes late, it arrived to the delight of some 2,000 onlookers.

The engine was one of the American-style engines used on branch lines and made by Phoenix Foundry at Ballarat. It was given a rousing welcome by The Mansfield Brass Band.

The former Mansfield Station buildings are well preserved and are home to the Mansfield Historical Society. Adjacent to the station precinct is the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

The station is of a traditional timber design, and features many original fixtures including pressed metal interior walls, original doors and timber panels and a full length signal bay window. Original light fittings are also in place inside the station building.

The Mansfield train service ran its last service in 1978. Goods and freight services continued on the line until six months later, when they were also discontinued.

The Great Victorian Rail Trail starts and finishes at the Mansfield Station and the Visitor Information Centre.
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Closest Weather Station

Lake Eildon at 17/09:00am EST
Distance from Mansfield Railway Station 25.11km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Lake Eildon
Distance from Mansfield Railway Station 25.11km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C28.829.025.620.816.112.611.913.616.519.823.526.2
Mean Min. °C12.612.810.67.85.94.13.54.25.67.29.410.9
Mean Rain mm46.543.052.759.478.493.093.599.382.178.768.056.1

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