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Meelon

Meelon is a rural locality situated about halfway between Pinjarra and Dwellingup on the plain just before the ascent into the Darling Escarpment. A small saw milling town was established here in the 1900's. Over the decades saw milling declined and so did this town. Meelon, Brookdale and Marrinup sidings were all established on the passing Pinjarra Narrogin railway in the milling heyday. They have all gone now but the railway line remains quietly disintegrating


 
 
   
 
 

Meelon - Isandra Siding

Hotham Valley excursion trains used to run to Dwellingup from Pinjarra. A damaged track and some officialdom saw HVR trains ex Pinjarra ceasing and thence Dwellingup westbounds only came down as far as Isandra. And it seems they continue to do so. Here is the Isandra platform. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL001

 

Meelon - Isandra Siding

A few of these picnic ensembles are scattered around the Isandra platform. Isandra Siding is 10 kilometres east of Pinjarra and 14 kilometres west of Dwellingup. Excursion trains only stop here for about 30 minutes but that's enough time to sit at one of these and eat your lunch. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL002

 

Meelon - Isandra Siding

At Isandra is this loop. Isandra is not mentioned on 1930's WAGR maps so this is certainly a later addition, possibly purposefully established by HVR? This line was once part of the Pinjarra - Narrogin railway. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL003

 

Meelon - Hotham Rail Spares

Slightly west of the Isandra Siding loop these Hotham Valley rolling stock relax in the fields. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL004

 

Meelon - Hotham Rail Spares

A former Midland Railways coach sits with other rolling stock waiting for better days. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL005

 

Meelon - Hotham Rail Spares

Perhaps held for spare parts, this is a rather forlorn scene. Some stock have been vandalised with broken carriage doors and spray paint. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL006

 

Meelon - Railway Crossing

A railway crossing on the Pinjarra - Dwellingup Road some 4 kilometres east of Meelon. March 2021. Photos Ref: MEEL007


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