Railway Cafe & Tracks Bar
Railway Cafe & Tracks Bar is a family owned business which is located in the historic Maryborough Railway Station. With a vintage industrial feel, the dining area seats around 60.Read More
The Maryborough Railway Station opened in 1874 and quickly established its importance as a major junction within country Victoria. The current building was built in 1890 – a grand red brick building featuring 25 rooms and a clock tower – and rumours circulated that the plans were actually intended for Maryborough in Queensland, or perhaps even Melbourne’s Spencer Street Station as it was so elaborate and large. In fact, when in 1895 the famous writer Mark Twain, visited he quipped that “You can put the whole population of Maryborough into it with a sofa a piece and have room for more.”
In 1993, the station closed and sat idle for 13 years until a restoration commenced. With repairs to every aspect of the building, from clock, roof and façade to glazing and rendering, the works were rewarded in 2008 when passenger rail services to Maryborough recommenced. The station is said to have the longest platform in country Victoria, and the polished timber ceiling and tessellated tile flooring is of great interest to those who appreciate the architecture of the period.
Today, the station is also home to a museum, gallery and café, making it the perfect place to visit and appreciate the unique history of this beautiful and rich area.