~ Nairne Railway Station ~ by LeeoPhotography

The old railway station at Nairne in the Adelaide Hills.

It is a great shame that the Mt Barker Council have let it go to ruin & not use it, as suggested, as a community / arts centre. With the rapid expansion of the Nairne district it would certainly be put to good use, but all the council can see are obstacles & liability…as it’s right by the railway track…just like The Hutt in Aldgate….Hmmmm.

I have transposed a close up image of the peeling paint on the station’s stone wall, over the image to highlight it’s sad dereliction.

The Nairne Railway Station opened in 1883. Two platforms were build at the time. The original stone built station remains, although sadly neglected, and the smaller platform was demolished. The Nairne Railway Station was closed in the 1960’s when the country passenger service from Adelaide ceased to operate.

Leeo Photography showcases imagery from the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

Photography is my passion & my main subject is nature. I am particularly drawn to photographing landscapes, misty mornings, native orchids, nature macros and our wildlife, as well as creating unique artworks using digital enhancement techniques.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia and am extremely passionate about capturing the inspiring scenery that is to be found here.

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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent image and info here Lee!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    Isn’t it funny,Lee,the Government in the pre sixties managed to provide all utilities and transport to the citizens of South Australia with a very small tax revenue base,but now only the money making stuff remains,run by private enterprise!!!

  • I agree Lance. Was a sad day when the government sold off our utilties.

    – LeeoPhotography

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 4 years ago

    Sad, a piece of history crumbling before our eyes, in fact a piece of my own history: my great grandmother arrived here (one of the first to do so by train) at the age of 16 to become the local schoolteacher, even before this building was opened I think.

  • Thanks Ben :) & thank you for sharing your link to this old station!

    – LeeoPhotography

  • Paul Thompson
    Paul Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Like the textured background Lee. Really adds to the image.

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