Zig Zag railway station is a station located on the Blue Mountains Line. The station consists of 2 platforms, in a double side formation. Zig Zag railway station can only be accessed by road via Lithgow as there is no access from the Clarence side of the station. It is the only Blue Mountains Line intercity station to consist of side platforms instead of one island platform. The station only exists to serve visitors to the narrow mm gauge Zig Zag Railway, which was formerly part of the Main West line before it was deviated. It is now a tourist railway, however it has been closed for several years due to bushfire damage and volunteers are still working to restore the line.
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Zig Zag Railway - Wikipedia
The railway was within a short time of restarting, but now it will be delayed for c. Please Help us While we prepare to restart, we are incurring expenses. Zig Zag Railway needs your help. Click on button to go to donation page. Some information on progress. Much has already been published on Facebook.
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Information about Geography, Plants, Animals and Birds. Glow-Worm Tunnel - Bush walk about 40 minutes drive north of Clarence on a dirt road. Take a torch and wear sensible shoes. Wolgan Valley Railway - History of the railway.
In the mid s colonial settlement in Sydney was searching for ways to access the western parts of New South Wales NSW to allow for exapansion of the coloney, however the Great Dividing Range of mountains just to the west of Sydney appeared to present an impossible barrier to this expansion. A decision was made to build a railway line across the mountains and due to cost constraints it was decided to use two railway zig zag sections to ascend and descend the mountains and enable transport to the western regions of NSW. These zig zag sections became known as the Lapstone and Great Zig Zag sections and operated for approximately 40 years before being rerplaced. Early settlement was restricted to the coast due to the seemingly impassable nature of the Great Diving Range, or Eastern Highlands. This mountain range is Australia's most substantial and the 3rd longest in the world.