Monday 11 August 2014

Memories of the Midland Railway Company of Western Australia

Last year we partnered with Rail Heritage WA and the Walkaway Station Museum to collect memories and stories of the Midland Railway. Unlike other railways in Western Australia, the Midland Railway was privately owned and run for 70 years. It is often affectionately referred to as 'the family railway'.

A selection of the stories we gathered have been featured in the book Memories of the Midland Railway Company of Western Australia by Philippa Rogers.

The book was launched by the Federal Member for Perth, Alannah MacTiernan, on Sunday afternoon 10 August 2014 - before a crowd aptly seated between train engines and carriages at the Railway Museum in Bassendean.

The book is available for purchase for $19.90 at our Carnamah Museum, which is located at 10 Macpherson Street, Carnamah and is open Friday afternoons from 1-30 to 5pm. You can also check out the stories we gathered along with our virtual exhibition on the railway at

We'd like to extend our thanks to the wonderful people who responded to our call for memories and stories of the railway. If you have any recollections we'd love to hear about them! We strongly encourage you to get in touch with us by e-mail to

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