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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Warburton Rail Trail - Seville Section

Photos of February 3, 2018, along a 3 km (return) section of the Warburton Rail Trail, starting at the end of Station Rd, Seville.

Seville was a railway station on the Warburton line. It operated from 1891 until the line closed in 1965. All that remains is a poorly preserved timber retaining wall for the station platform. The Warburton Rail Trail follows the alignment of the line, from Lilydale to Warburton.

Picnic tables and seats have been placed at the western end of the old platform. The Carriage Cafe Sevlle is nearby, with pleasant indoor and outdoor seating. The centrepiece of the Carriage Café Seville is its over 100 year old carriage. Constructed in 1910, this carriage originally ran along the Albury to Seymour line, before being repainted red, white and blue to become a tourist train in S.A.

The carriage ran until 2001 before sitting idle, however in 2009 it was brought back to Victoria and repainted to its original Indian Red colour, then in 2010 the Carriage Café Seville opened its doors for the first time.

- Seville station shortly after closing, 24 November 1964.

1 comment:

  1. Howdy Bob, this sure is a very interesting and historical area to visit with the old rail station, are the rails still in the ground or have they been removed?
    Seems like a good place for horses now then and hikers and walkers! Great photos and thank you for sharing them! Best regards! Michael