A quick look at Shepherds Siding
Shepherds Siding was opened on March 10, 1893. It is located at 270.3 miles (505.64km) from Sydney - between Junee, and Wagga Wagga on the main south railway.
|Shepherds in 1997 - my picture taken from Byrnes Road
Named after the owner of a local property W.J. Shepherd, the name was shortened to Shepherds in October 1925. The station was officially closed 19th July 1975.
|3817 heads north through Shepherds in 1950. Note the loading bank platform on the siding
|These two images "stolen" from the 100 mile House Facebook page. They show a small timber platform, 2 sheds (purpose unknown) and a full size nameboard. Imagine the size of the nameboard if they had retained the "SIDING" in the name
|Philip Verigson captured this evening image in 1980, 5 years after the station officially closed. Note the change of platform design, station name, and one shed only
|The arrangement of sidings, and points matches the 100 mile House project facebook images, but this arrangement changed later
|The siding connection to the main line is now severed.
|From the level crossing, the station location is now devoid of anything
|The level crossing on the Shepherds Siding road is protected with booms, lights and bells.
|Note the "Shepherds" nameplate - possibly the same plate as in the 1980 picture earlier
|S016 silo on the now unused siding
|The location for Shepherds is in the lower RHS of this plan. Mainline radius is arouund 70cm, which will give just over a metre of siding, enough for a small train
|Timing is everything. Whilst it was great to get the electrics in so quickly, I had not been able to prepaint the walls. So, it takes a lot longer for the preparation
|Display wall painted. The door to the rest of the garage is very close to where Shepherds siding will go
|Ensuite wall (and sliding door)
Below is a short video I took showing the present state of the train room, which also showsall the junk I have not been able to store elswhere. Yes, it does get in the way, and I spend too much effort to move it.
|And I mounted the pair of signs I bought at the Cootamundra swap meet on the outside of the garage, either side of the train room entrance. Sometimes the junk gets used effectively.