Historic rail shed to be restored

14 Mar 2017 Mountain Views Mail Healesville, Melbourne (General News) Another link in Healesvilles railway history is about to be restored with refurbishment of the historic goods shed at the railway station. Labor Upper Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced last week that works were underway with restoration including replacing the roof, restumping the building, and installing new guttering and downpipes. Yarra Valley Railway, a volunteer group based at Healesville Station, manages the Yarra Glen-Healesville line as a tourist railway under a community lease, and Ms Symes said they plan to install a signal and telegraph workshop in the shed, which is currently used for storage. Work is expected to be completed by the middle of the year. This project will return this building to its former glory, creating new opportunities for our local community to use it every day, Ms Symes said. It will help to preserve our rail history and make sure the building continues to serve this thriving country community. The project will be managed by VicTrack, through the annual Heritage Program, which restores old railway buildings so they can be used by local communities. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.