CANCELLED - HIACC: Claremont Railway and Signal Cabin

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CANCELLED - HIACC: Claremont Railway and Signal Cabin

CANCELLED - HIACC: Claremont Railway and Signal Cabin


Location: Council Administration Building
Contact: Town of Claremont on 9285 4300
Time:02 Apr 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Due to the latest information from the Department of Health relating to health concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Town of Claremont has made the cautionary decision to postpone if possible or cancel all upcoming town-organised events. For more information, click here.

We would hear the whistle as they passed the house particularly at night but as I say, we got so used to the trains being there, they were a comfort to hear.  Jean Mulder (1995 Oral History)

The first suburban railway line in Perth opened on 1 March 1881, operating between Fremantle and Guildford, via Perth. Claremont station was a part of this first line, but was originally known as Butler's Swamp Station. The rail transport to the area resulted in a boom in people to Claremont with land subdivisions, businesses and riverside mansions, rising from approximately only 60 homes in the area to 469 in 1902!

Come along for a fascinating talk by Rail Heritage WA's Geoffrey Higham. After the talk there will also be a special opportunity to join Signalling WA's Chris French to walk up the terrace and take a look inside Claremont's Signal Cabin, the only one of its kind remaining in location.

You are welcome to stay for morning tea after the talk. This is a free event however bookings are essential for signal tour and for catering purposes.

Click here to book your ticket to the presentation and to the signal cabin tour.