Maryborough Train Station - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
When Mark Twain visited Maryborough in the 1890s he described it as 'a railway station with a town attached'. The Maryborough Railway Station is a wonder to behold. It is huge and gracious: a vast 25-room edifice which is surely Maryborough's finest building. Erected in 1890, it is a red-brick structure with plenty of stucco trimming for contrast. Highlights include the ornate clock tower, Flemish gables, massive portico, marble dressing tables in the women's toilets, some attractive wrought-iron work on the verandah, oak wall panels and the longest platform in Country Victoria
Maryborough Train Station - FURTHER INFORMATION
Maryborough Train Station - Maryborough visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Maryborough Train Station' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
Maryborough Railway Station is a famous landmark in Victoria state. Once renowned for its highly ornate architecture and sumptuous fittings and furnishings and especially for its size, it caught the attention of Mark Twain who wrote, "Why, you can put the whole population of Maryborough into it, and give them a sofa apiece, and have room for more."
Extensively renovated in 2006 at a cost of $1.6m AUS the building restoration project has renewed this red brick building back to its original gold-rush era decadent finery.
Trains do still run through the station but not to all 14 of the original platforms. With the renovations to the station still in progress at time of writing, it may in the near future become increasingly utilised for rail trasnport as well as being the centerpiece of the Maryborough town and the pride and joy of its community.