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Zig Zag Station

Zig Zag Station

The old Lithgow Zig Zag Railway line in Australia's Blue Mountains operated from 1869 to 1910, after which it was replaced by a new deviation that operates to this day.

The Clarence Station was the centre of a railway town during this time, but today the restored station is the main remnant of the old town.

Around the old station lie a number of engines, carriages and other rolling stock that formed part of a tourist railway that operated from 1975 until 2012. Many of these items were damaged in the bushfires of 2013.

It is possible to wander about the site and view the rolling stock and station, with no fences or signs keeping people out. That said, some areas have asbestos, so it is best to avoid trying to go into any of the rolling stock.

The site is a bit overgrown, but represents an important piece of the early settlement beyond the Blue Mountains.

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