The Bunbury to Boyanup-via-Dardanup railway was officially opened on 12th may 1891, before the Perth to Bunbury line was constructed. The Dardanup/Boyanup district was centre for busy agriculture and timber industries. Timber was railed up to three times a day from Wellington Mills. There were many sidings from which farmers had their produce transported to Bunbury. In the early 1900s, the train made regular runs to Bunbury on Saturday nights for social crowds.