|An ARHS tour train at Humula before heading towards Tumbarumba|
The current (2016 census) population is 124.
|The Humula yard diagram shows the triangle, stocksidings, goods shed, loading dock, and signals.|
The following pictures are from those that I have been sent, or found on the internet. I apologise if I have inadvertantly published - and will take corrective action if notified.
|Humula station in approx 1965. The station neverhad an awning. The signalbox is the next building on the platform.|
|ARHS tour train in the 1960s. I cannot sight the water tank, or goods shed that the signal diagram shows|
|Another ARHS tour. The sawmill is on the hill to the left of this image|
|Final train movement in 1974, was a 48 class, clearing wagons. Note the pair of water columns. I don't know what the "bollard" was besides the 48 class. This image, and the following kindly supplied by Rod Smith.|
|48 class passes the station.|
My first visit to Humula was early in the early 1980s, and there was not much then.
|Looking south towards the station. My location was the "Humula 8 mile road" level crossing. Lattice signal mast still in position. B&W as the colour tints in the slide were bad|
|Water Column, and lever frame at the south end of the platform. Of interest to me is that the lever frame was not located in the signal box. Patterson's curse was everywhere|
|Sawmill site on the hillside to the SW of the station was still in operation judging by the smoke, during my 1980s visit. My slide conversion colour balance will need some work.|
|Signalbox on platform. The station building had been removed a few years earlier.|
Last weekend, I had an opportunity to revisit Humula, and see what could be found after 46 years of no trains. The results are below
|Lineside telegraph pole still had wires attached. This pole is just south of Humula, as seen from the Downfall road|
|Same location as the pole, a large concrete culvert under the line. At some stage, a farmer had fitted a corrugated iron barrier, in an attempt to stop wandering stock.|
|A smaller culvert.|
|Lever frame for southern end of main yard|
|Lever Frame for northern end of stock siding|
|Water tank on the hill to the south west of the station. I am not sure if this is the original location of the tank, or if it was moved from the station yard area at some stage. In any case, it has a commanding view.|
|Lattice signal mast at southern end of yard. Although the signal is not in the location I expected.|
|Close-up of the what remains of the stock loading ramps.|
|Umbango Creek was running. This creek flows on the eastern side of the railway for a considerable distance|
|Humula 8 mile road bridge across Umbango Creek in Humula Village|
|Railway embankment - line heading towards Wagga. Picture taken from close to the picture of the road bridge|
|Abandoned Cottage close to the railway precinct roadway. Unsure if the cottage had a railway connection|
|Another view of the cottage|
|Access road, that was once the road into the station. There is not a lot left to indicate there was once a platform on the right.|
|Lever frame at the northern end of the station yard|
|Another view of that lever frame, and structures in the background on what was once the sawmill site|
|Could this be part of the original sawmill? It is in the right location|
|Another view of the enbankment north of the station|
I found it amazing that so much of the line infrastructure could still be seen after 46 years with no trains. Certainly, these images will definitely help when it comes to making a model.
Until next time.