Finley was the first town selected, in the 1800s, for a Pioneer Railway. The rail was extended to Finley in 1898, at a time when NSW was experiencing financial difficulty. The railways saved money by…
Finley was the first town selected, in the 1800s, for a Pioneer Railway. The rail was extended to Finley in 1898, at a time when NSW was experiencing financial difficulty. The railways saved money by adopting the 'Pioneer Rail Standards' for this, and a few other stations that were connected at this time. The Pioneer system followed the American style to link into regional areas to boost trade and travel but at a low cost due to the harsh economic conditions of the time.
Incredibly well preserved, Finley Station is one of the few Pioneer stations still standing and is also host to the Finley Pioneer Railway Museum containing artefacts and real-life railway stories.
Take a guided tour with a volunteer and learn about the history of the Finley Pioneer Railway Station or simply have a look around at the on-site railway memorabilia dating back to the 1890s.
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