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Started by admin, April 19, 2021, 08:53:03 AM

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Type : School platform


Distance from Sydney : 235.000km (approximate)
Opened : Unknown
Closed : Unknown
Status : Closed
Name meaning : Named after the property owners


Notes : (courtesy Allan Eyb) - a little wooden platform used by school children to attend Wallarobba Primary School, Maitland Girl's High, Maitland Boy's High and Maitland Marist Brothers.
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Styephen Joseph Miller's piiics of the location in June 2020
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Brenda Hogg:


When I started school in 1954 the platform was just being built and prior to that the guard Ab Trappel would lower a ladder and we climbed up into the train. Very exciting for a six year old. Our cousins Rosalie and Warren Marquet also caught the train to Wallarobba school from this stop, as well as my younger sister, Jill.


Lance Lyon:


Brenda - it's anecdotes like these that help fill in the gaps - I got into a rather long email "argument" with one of the so-called "gods of the railways" who claimed this never existed because it never appeared in the Weekly Notices - despite several other references and info from other people (including the exact location from Allan Eyb) . My suspicion is that there are other school platforms that I haven't yet located because they aren't attested to in the "official" documentation of the railways.
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Brenda Hogg:


The "Marquet Farm" platform was. says our father Merv Marquet, built by Ken Ninness, who lived with his mother in the house immediately north of the platform on a property owned by Charlie Eyb. Ken Ninness worked for the railway and the platform was made from railway sleepers and also had a steep ramp made from sleepers to enable us to get up to the platform. Ken's brother Reg Ninness worked for Charlie Eyb.
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Marquet's Farm (Stephen Joseph Miller)
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