Sunday, 24 September 2017

Lineside Liaisons #11 Willowburn

Looking west to nowhere, Willowburn Railway Station.

Willowburn Railway Station stands just on the outskirts of Toowoomba city centre in Queensland, Australia. Funnily enough, this station was once the preferred stopping point for the weekly Westlander train to Charleville instead of Toowoomba's grand old station in the heart of town. Nowadays, this weather-beaten old weatherboard station is abandoned and at risk of falling down. In fact, selecting an angle to photograph the station building from proved difficult as the interior ceiling had crashed to the floor by the time I visited Toowoomba in May 2017. This shot is from my book Last Train to Brisbane, and not surprisingly inspired the accompanying poem in the book 'Willowburn Station's falling down'.

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