2023 Calendar featuring Railway Stations of Old Newcastle & Lake Macquarie. 

Railway Stations of Old Newcastle & Lake Macquarie

  • At a time when most local and much distance travel was by train, railway stations were a real community focus with the Station Master taking his place alongside the local minister, parish priest, bank manager and postmaster as a person of important social standing. Railway stations frequently became a commercial focus as well with goods yards, hotels and other businesses being located nearby. As such, they became a major employment hub in many locations. Because of their community status, sites near railway stations were often chosen as locations for Great War war memorials