Double Handling

Wallangarra A different verandah style for each state.
Wallangarra Station. A different verandah style for each state. Like State of Origin it’s Qld versus NSW.

We stop at the tiny town of Wallangarra, only because there is a sign pointing to an historic railway station, and we discover that this place is actually a border town. Wallangarra is in Qld and Jennings in NSW. The border line runs across the railway platform and in the old days when states had different railway gauges passengers would change trains at Wallangarra. In fact the Qld side of the station building has a bull nosed veranda and the NSW side has a sloping veranda. Even more confusing the goods sheds are in Jennings and the station in Wallangarra. You could say that this quirky little town earned its living from double handling.

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