Posted 25th January
goods shed, southern aspect, 28th December 1985
36ft x 16ft
and corrugated iron goods shed was constructed at Stockinbingal with the
opening of the station on 1st Sept 1893 and was used mainly for the receival,
storage and local distribution of small to medium sized items that could
be relatively easily moved and manipulated by manpower. It was also
used for acceptance, storage and despatch of local items of small goods,
but incoming manufactured products was the main traffic. This usage
continued more or less unchanged till closure of the facility sometime
in the 1974-1983 period. It then became derelict till demolition
sometime in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
despite being constructed before the design of what latter became known
as the "G" series of gable roofed goods sheds in the early 1900s, it conforms
in most details with design designated G2 with one notable exception.
Whereas the G2 design featured the roof extended past the sides to form
a covered awning over the loading platforms on either side of the building,
the goods shed at Stockinbingal had no such extension, the roof finishing
flush with the sides of the building.
of similar goods sheds were constructed at other locations within the state
during this period, including the goods shed that formerly stood at Koorawatha
on the Blaney/Demondrille cross country line.
of a construction drawing of the building was obtained from the State Rail
Archives sometime during the 1980s and extracts are reproduced below.
of the building were obtained as part of a photographic survey carried
out of surviving infrastructure at Stockinbingal on 28th December 1985.
Copies of drawings were obtained from the then State Rail Archives at an
unknown date in the 1980s. Survey was prepared as a result of an
enquiry regarding the goods shed at Koorawatha, which, unfortunately, I
have very little information on, except that it was substantially similar
to this building.
is located on the cross country line from Cootamundra to Temora in the
south west of NSW.
cross country line to Parkes branches off at the western end of the yard.
shed was located on the northern side of the Goods siding, at the eastern
end between the wheat silo and the loading bank.
view of Stockinbingal yard looking east showing relationship of goods shed
view of the yard, looking east. 28th December 1985
OF GOODS SHED
rail side, looking north west. The short strip of timber half way
between the door and the near corner once provided storage for fire buckets.
Concrete foundation below end windows was only remaining trace of rain
water tanks. 28th December 1985
road side, looking south east. Lack of maintenance is readily apparent
from missing planking on goods platform and collapse of office extension.
28th December 1985
OF ARCHIVAL DRAWINGS
are to 3.5mm = 1ft (1:87 HO gauge)
drawings are to 7mm = 1ft (1:43 O gauge)
The drawing is dimensioned in
Imperial measurements (Feet and Inches), rather than today's metrics as
the structure was constructed in the Imperial (measurement) era and the
original drawing was dimensioned as such.
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