How many of you have encountered railway stations with as much charm as this in Australia or around the world? Doesn’t Berowra Railway Station of yesteryear look proud of itself with its spotless platform, flower beds, palm trees, splendid lamp and water tank. In earlier times railway gardens vied with one another in inter-station competition!
Our image also shows the little railmotor, in service before the electrification of the line. The railmotor carried passengers between Hornsby and Cowan and was known as “The Squirt” and “The Tin Hare”. With the increase in passenger numbers extra carriages were added. Berowra resident, Jim Hatfield has happy memories of railmotor journeys to and from school in Hornsby, in the early 40’s.
Perhaps you have memories to share also. Do leave a comment or a question.