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The Historic Engineering plaque commemorates the Wallangarra Railway Station.

The Institution of Engineers Australia, through its Heritage Committees, established the Australian Historic Engineering Plaquing Program to acknowledge past engineering achievements and to draw public attention to the significant contributions they have made to society.

The Plaquing Program is a means of bringing public recognition to significant historic engineering works and the engineers who created them. The Program is intended to contribute to the conservation of Australian engineering heritage.


Address:Rockwell & Border Streets, Wallangarra Railway Station, Wallangarra, 4383
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.923546
Long: 151.931746
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

Wallangarra Railway Station

This interchange was opened in 1887 to link the different
railway gauges adopted by Queensland and NSW. The Chief
Engineers of the respective railway systems were Henry Stanley
and John Whitton. Queensland narrow-gauge trains used the
western side of the station and NSW standard-gauge trains the
eastern. The passenger station is in Wallangarra QLD and the
goods facilities (now demolished) were in Jennings NSW.  The
value of the interchange declined with the opening of a
standard-gauge link through Kyogle in 1930.

      Dedicated by
The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 
Queensland Rail and the 
Border Highlands Rail Company Pty Ltd
2001 - The Centenary of Federation

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au