Kalamunda Zig Zag website

Welcome to the 2nd page of the Kalamunda Zig Zag , In here you should be able to find out a bit more about this railway.

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G class loco at Bickley

These 2 pics ( above & below) are some water colour pics by Alan Anderson which I'm using here to illustrate the mood around the time the railway was in use.

MSA class loco on Zig Zag

This was a typical scene of this era on the Upper Darling Range Railway which became known as "The Kalamunda Zig Zag Railway".

Kala pic 1A

These 2 pics shown above & below depict the same photographic location , The only difference is that the 1 at the top is the "Real" station & the 1 below is the "Model".

Kala pic 1B

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The next few pics are from the "Walk The Zig Zag" Day which was held on the 3rd of October 2004.

All of these pics were taken by me unless otherwise stated.

This is the "Original Model" of Kalamunda in SN3 1/2 that I built with a little help from my wife & Brother in law , Another "version" of this has been built by Brian Norris from Albany which was published in the Australian Model Railway Magazine a few years ago ; My model shown here was built in 1988-89 & was entered in the local History Awards where it won 1st place & I recieved a small trophy for our efforts.

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N scale MSA class & train


This pic shows the "N" scale MSA class loco & its train in tow , This would have been "Typical" of what used to use the Zig Zag line from Midland to Kalamunda & then on to Karragullen via Pickering Brook ; This also shows the different size comparison to the SN 3 1/2 scale model of Kalamunda.

Kalamunda model pic 2

This is a "close up" pic of the SN 3 1/2 scale model with the Real Background behind it.

Kalamunda model pic 3

This pic shows the same model from a different angle.

Kalamunda model pic 4

This view shows the model from the rear side of the station ; This model is about 80% correct to what it used to look like around 1927 when the "Large" building was built to replace the 2 smaller buildings that were there when it was 1st opened for use in 1903 , I'll be adding some "Archived" pics of this station at a later date.


This railway was 1st opened to use in 1903 ( as mentioned above ) & was closed to use in 1948 & then officially closed to all traffic in 1949 , By 1950 the railway tracks were all taken up & removed to which all that now still remains of it is the Kalaminda Railway station - ( which is now a museum ) & The Zig Zag part which you can take a drive down in a car , although I'm trying to get it restored to rail traffic use only as soon as it is possible ; If you'd like to assist me in this task & would love to make any donation or even join up with the preservation association - just email me & put "RE-ZIG ZAG" in the subject line , a link for emailing me can be found in my "Contact" page of this website.

There'll be 2 more pages to be added to this site in due time or as time permitts , One will be for the "Archive pics" of the Zig Zag & the other one will be for "Map pics" showing where the line used to go.


To return the previous page , just click on the highlighted words.
Please click on Archives to see more historical info.
Please click on Maps to "Trace" where the line went
Please click on Kev's Workshop to return to the "Main Page".