Midland Railway Company steam locomotive made in England and imported to Australia. In 1894, after eight years of construction, the Midland Railway was completed in Western Australia. It spanned 446 kilometres from Midland Junction in Perth to Walkaway near Geraldton.
'Memories of the Midland Railway Company of Western Australia' by Philippa Rogers of Rail Heritage WA, which we helped gather stories for! More info on our blog at http://carnamah.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/memories-of-midland-railway-company.html
Loading Ballast near Arrino. At various times the Midland #Railway has been used for #mining operations. It transported coal mined near #Mingenew, copper and ballast from #Arrino, talc from Three Springs and quartzite from near #Moora. A spur line from #Dongara has moved mineral sands mined at #Eneabba to the port at #Geraldton.
Heavy rains in 1917 caused washaway under the #railway tracks near #Gunyidi. In the middle of the night a train went over the unsupported tracks. The locomotive fell and its carriages collided into one another. Three people died and many more were injured. Surrounded by floodwaters they then had to wait 13 hours to be evacuated.