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Abstract: The Ballarat railway line was completed in 1862 to then current British standards, and hence the railway station and rail yards reflected the then current constructional methods, and architectural style in the buildings. The train hall and carriage shed roofs in particular reflect the design criteria of framed structures of the time, being light wrought iron structures using fabricated members with the roof coverings giving in plane rigidity. The rail yards were originally laid using bull head rail typical of British practice and in some places fixed to longitudinal sleepers. Some examples of this still exist in the rail yards, though disconnected from use. The signalling system for the Ballarat area is one of the last remaining mechanical signalling systems in the V/Line network, part of which is to he preserved, but non-operational, for its heritage value.

To cite this article: Martin, RL; Ford, RJ and Albazzaz, AJ. The Ballarat Railway Station and Yards [online]. In: National Conference on Engineering Heritage (6th : 1992 : Hobart, Tas.). Sixth National Conference on Engineering Heritage, 1992, Hobart 5-7 October 1992: Preprints of Papers. Hobart, Tas.: Institution of Engineers, Australia, Tasmania Division, 1992: 61-66. National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 92/17. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=424514391388736;res=IELENG> ISBN: 0858255677. [cited 07 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Martin, RL; Ford, RJ; Albazzaz, AJ; Source: In: National Conference on Engineering Heritage (6th : 1992 : Hobart, Tas.). Sixth National Conference on Engineering Heritage, 1992, Hobart 5-7 October 1992: Preprints of Papers. Hobart, Tas.: Institution of Engineers, Australia, Tasmania Division, 1992: 61-66. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0858255677 Subject: Railroads--Design and construction; Railroad tracks--Design and construction; Railroads--Signaling; Railroad stations--Design and construction; Identifier: Ballarat Railway Station (Vic.) Series: National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 92/17 Affiliation: (1) Head of Electrical Engineering, Ballarat University College
(2) Engineer in Chief, Ballarat Water Board
(3) Lecturer, Structural Engineering, Ballarat University College

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