Werris Creek Travel Guide

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Werris Creek Things to Do

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    by globetrott Written Feb 26, 2012

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    In 1877 the Great Northern Railway-line built the station in Werris Creek and they
    found this town to be the very best place for a junction for a sideline to Gunnedah and so Werris Creek became one of the most important stations of that area - you can still see that nowadays by the giant station-buildings.
    In the 1950s around 700 people were working for the trainline in Werris Creek.

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    by globetrott Updated Feb 26, 2012

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    While the trainstation is still used for passanger-trains as well, most people come to the station of Werris Creek by buses and private cars, as it is a nice train-museum with a lot of interesting exhibits of the early days of trains, see some pictures here and some more in my travelogues as well !

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    by globetrott Written Feb 26, 2012

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    You will find a special kind of tribute to the people who were working for the train in Werris Creek and you will find their names written on the bricks in a small park next to the station-building. It is called the "path of service"

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Werris Creek Transportation

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    by globetrott Written Feb 26, 2012

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    When you have a car it is very convenient to get to Werris Creek. You will find a lot of parking-spaces around the train-station and also in the village. The only problem might be that all of them are - with a very few exceptions - in the open sun, a fact that was already a big problem at the end of November, that is the beginning of spring in the southern hemisphere.
    The village is divided by the trainline, but cars can go there as well and pedestrians will find a bridge to walk there from the town-centre.

    a gosh I really found a parking in the shade
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    by globetrott Updated Feb 26, 2012

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    Yes, Werris Creek is still a train-station where people can take the train from and to ! That sounds strange for europeans, but in Australia a lot of stations will be deserted nowadays and used only for cargo-trains, while passenger trains will just pass through without stopping.
    b.t.w: the train in my main picture is out of service now and shown in front of the station and in the station you will also find a very good museum about the history of trains in Australia.

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Werris Creek Local Customs

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    This was a funny surprise not far from Werris Creek at the beginning of a side-street that obviously leads to the houses of these 11 families and the postman will save a lot of time, when he does not need to drive to each of these houses seperately, but can drop the letters here conveniently into the different Letter-boxes.

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