Timber Town Tracks

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Comments (10)

Tewbacka on November 22, 2012

The roof six inches from the ground is intriguing. What is it Caroline? Looks like a sunken house.

GasGasL€X on November 23, 2012

Another abandoned track C, whats with the roof on the ground??.......

Stuart Smith on November 23, 2012

My guess is that the tracks aren't in regular use.... :-)
BTW: the house in the background is sinking.... :-)

InTheBush on November 23, 2012

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!

Stuart Smith on November 23, 2012

What a brilliant idea..... something us Australians should do more of.

Tewbacka on November 24, 2012

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.

ebi lutze on November 25, 2012

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. Regards Ebi

InTheBush on November 25, 2012

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!!

jockswa on November 26, 2012

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..

InTheBush on November 27, 2012

These tracks run into the Yarloop Workshops Jock!

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