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Kewdale

Kewdale is a locality adjacent to Welshpool and Perth Airport and was established in 1949. Kew Street was one of the first roads constructed in the area and is probably name after the Melbourne suburb. Several decades ago, much of this suburb's area was taken up by the Kewdale Freight Terminal. Standard gauge railway runs north to Midland and south to Fremantle. The terminal still exists albeit smaller. Much heavy industry continues to be centred here


 
 
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Kewdale - Old Prospector Railcars

So this is where the old Prospector (train) ended up. I wonder how many years it's sat here for and what, if any, plans are in store for it? October 2008. Photos Ref: KEWD001

 

Kewdale - Old Prospector Railcars

2 years and 8 months later, it's still here and doesn't look like it has moved in all this time. This photograph is taken from the other side - from inside the freight yard. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD002

 

Kewdale - Tomato Lake

This is an island in the middle of Tomato Lake - a haven for bird-life. Tomato Lake is just off Oats Street. October 2008. Photos Ref: KEWD003

 

Kewdale - Tomato Lake

Tomato Lake a little bit further south on a really windy and rainy July day, so much so that I got water on the lens and the wind was so strong I could hardly keep the camera level! July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD004

 

Kewdale - Hotel

The Kewdale Hotel on Kewdale Road. The signage makes these quite attractive looking premises. This is the bottle-shop entrance. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD005

 

Kewdale - Hotel

And this is where you emerge from the bottle-shop with all your goodies. The actual hotel is off to the right of picture. Behind the hotel is the freight yards. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD006

 

Kewdale - Kewdale Central Building

Right next door to the Kewdale Hotel is this building, Kewdale Central, home of a few local businesses. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD007

 

Kewdale - Freight Depot

Into the freight yard behind the hotel. This view is looking towards the rain-swept hills from right up the western end of the rail lines. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD008

 

Kewdale - Pacific National

This fine looking building is the offices of Pacific National who operate this end of the freight yard. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD009

 

Kewdale - Railway Equipment

On the northern side of the freight yard is John Holland's yard and inside is this rail construction/maintenance unit. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD010

 

Kewdale - The Rail Main Line

The main line between Kwinana and Midland passes by the Kewdale yards with spur lines going right in. This track section runs under the Roe Highway bridges. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD011

 

Kewdale - BP Fuel Storage Tanks

BP has an array of fuel storage tanks in Kewdale. Some pipes run under the road to fill up rail fuel trucks on the other side. All the tanks are neatly labeled - Unleaded, Jet A1, Diesel etc... but Slops? July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD012

 

Kewdale - Lunch Bar

A final photo of Kewdale today. This is one of the lunch bars patronised by people who work in freight offices and surrounding industries. July 2011. Photos Ref: KEWD013


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