Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Old Water Tower

This old water tower at Wongan Hills Railway Station was built between 1913 and 1914 from jarrah and karri wood. It stands 40 feet high and held 100,000 litres of water when in use.  It's purpose was to supply  water to the steam trains. A few years back it had to reinforced to prevent it toppling over. A new building built was at the old  station. It  houses The Community Resource Centre, An Arts Centre and  The Visitors Centre and is  is aptly named "The Station"   
 
Linking with Rubbish Tuesday

              Good Fences
 
 
 
Looking out from  the visitor centre window 
 
 
 

Opening day of the new building in the front of the railway line and water tower
 
 

14 comments:

  1. i like that they saved it and i love the mural and the picket fence!!

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  2. I rode on a steam train years ago, it was great. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. I don't think I have ever seen a water tower like this before!

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  4. I hope it stands tall for a long time. Love the mural!

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  5. Definitely a vintage tower. Have not seen those in years, Loved your presentation.

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  6. Oh I LOVE it! You see so few of these that still exist! Love the mural and the fence, too, but that water tower is amazing!!!!

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  7. Great that they have saved it.Love it. Also that is a fantastic new build

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  8. Keeping a little of the old along with the new--especially nice for those of us who appreciate history.

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  9. I just love that mural shot with that pretty fence :)
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  10. pretty neat old tower! like the clean white picket fence offsetting the dark tower, too. thanks, linley!

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  11. What an interesting water tower. Pretty fence, too.

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  12. Love the tower and the mural. The rail station looks pretty. Great series of photos.. Have a great evening!

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  13. neat old tower. it still looks like its leaning. great picket fence there too.

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  14. What a cool old water tower. Love the new building and the train on the front. Such a nice white picket fence to set everything off.

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