The roof six inches from the ground is intriguing. What is it Caroline? Looks like a sunken house.
Another abandoned track C, whats with the roof on the ground??.......
My guess is that the tracks aren't in regular use.... :-)
BTW: the house in the background is sinking.... :-)
Greetings Gary, Lex and Stuart...
The mysterious sinking house :-) Isn't it great!!
I have never seen these anywhere else! These are actually old water tanks...there are several along this stretch of track through the middle of Yarloop...the roof catches water as normal, and it is directed into a below-ground tank beneath the roof....and there is a door in the gable at one end.
Now I never guessed that either when I first saw these!
What a brilliant idea..... something us Australians should do more of.
Its a wonder the roof is not all covered with graffiti and dented from BMX riders going over it. Would be if it was down here. What a great way to catch water for the tanks though.
Hi Caroline * from the Group A1-Unique Australia . Great find **L. You will find similar structures south of Kingoonya SA, on the old stock routes, but the are 100 years old.
These are a similar age Ebi. A lot of the structures in this town are Heritage Listed and these tanks are very well maintained... That's interesting to hear where else these sort of tanks can be found, thank you!!
I remember seeing that structure when we visited Yarloop last, and wondering what it was! Had forgotten about it. Thanks for that Caroline. The tracks are always interesting to me with their fascinating history. I just wish the odd steamer would run along them again. Lk it..
These tracks run into the Yarloop Workshops Jock!
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