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Nestled in a small sheltered valley through which meanders the Belubula River is the historic village of Carcoar, gazetted in 1839, the third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains.
By the early 1880s the population was in decline. Carcoar was not on the rail line until 1888 when the Blayney-Demondrille Line, which is an extension of the Main Southern Line, was constructed.
On the hillside is the Carcoar Railway station, which was built in 1888. The railway changed the village forever as access was much easier and local produce could be shipped to the Sydney markets and be on sale the next day.
In the 1980s services were suspended between Cowra and Blayney (including Carcoar). This section was re-opened by the Lachlan Valley Railway. The LVR run tourist trains, mainly from Cowra to Blayney and Canowindra.
Camera – Nikon D80 SLR; Lens – Tamron 28 – 300 VC
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