Kalamunda Zig Zag


Welcome to my Kalamunda Zig Zag page ,


Here are just a few pics from the Kalamunda Railway Station which is now an Historical Museum . These photos show the "old" Railway Station & the loco ( G 118 ) as it is today in 2003 ; All pics on this page were taken by me ( Kevin Bradney ).

This loco used to operate up in the Geraldton area in northern W.A. & was eventually brought down into the Perth area which then resided in the " now closed " Midland Railway Workshops ( Midland is a North Eastern Suburb of Perth ) Then this loco has ended with its life up at Kalamunda in the museum.

The Railway Station started life when the line was constructed in 1903 from what is now known as Belvue by the then " Canning Jarrah Timber Company " where it was constructed all the way "UP" what became known as " The Zig Zag " to the top of the Darling Ranges & into Kalamunda , Later on this railway was extended on to Pickering Brook where It was again extended on to Karagullen ( The end of the line ) , It was also extended on to Bartons Mill ( from Pickering Brook) , This extension was used as a "Timber Line" to & from the Mill taking timber out from the mill to the suburbs of Perth.

Bartons Mill is now "No Longer" a Mill but a Prison out in the bush ( also now gone ) & you can't find many traces of where the line used to go now.

In 1927 it was altered from "2" little buildings to "1" little & "1" large building as things progressed because the line had been extended onto a place called " Pickering Brook " then extended on further to the end of the line at " Karragullen " ( some pics can be seen on the Archives page ) , This was a big advantage to the population at the time transporting Fruit & vegetables from the Hills area to the City's main "Markets" near Perth Railway Station.

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I have modelled Kalamunda Station in a scale known as " Sn 3 1/2" which works out as 1:64th scale or 4.75mm = 1ft ; Some of my Photos (of the model) are included here on the next page , just click on the link at the bottom of this page to see more info.



The next few pics show the "Full size" station which is now just a museum & is known as "History Village" & can be found still in Kalamunda W.A.

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Kalamunda station pic 1 ( May 2003 )

Kalamunda Station , This pic was taken by me in May 2003.

Kalamunda station pic 2

Here's a different view

station platform display

Here are some items on display on the platform.

Kalamunda Zig Zag map

Here's a Map of the Kalamunda Zig Zag drawn by Adrian Gunsburg ( with some additional items by me).

Archive pic

This View of the Zig Zag ( taken around 1920 ) is courtesy of the A.R.H.S.

Ex W.A.G.R. G class loco G118 pic 1

G class loco at Kalamunda museum in April 2003

G class loco pic 2

Here's another pic for you


Here are some useful pics for modelling purposes.

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G class loco ( front part )

Here are two shots of G 118 that you might find useful for modelling , note that the water delivery pipe is not correctly placed on this loco as it has only been positioned by museum volunteers who might not know where it should have been placed.

G class loco ( rear part )

The loco Cab & tender view.

G class Cab view

Here's a partial cab view.

View over the loco

& here's a long shot over the tender & into the cab.

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I have added a 2nd page to this one so you can view some more pics to do with the "Kalamunda Zig Zag" Railway here in W.A. , You'll find a link below here to view its contents.

Please note that I am a committee member with relation to the eventual "Restoration" of the railway , any enquiries may be made to me about it's restoration or even any enquiries about the model which you'll be able to find pictured on my "Other Projects" page ( via the bottom of the "Current Projects" page of this website )

This "Zig Zag" website is apart of my "Kev's Workshop" website which the link at the bottom of this page will take you to my Main page & site map.

You can purchase a copy of the "G" class loco plans from one of my friends known as Greg Edwards who runs "Data Sheets" which you will find listed in my "Links" page or you can "click" on the link below to Gregs website where you can e-mail him from his website.

You can also e-mail me from the link below for more info about this page or my website.

Please click on http://grapevine.com.au/~datashet/index.html to view his DATA SHEETS web site


My e-mail address is locoman3830@optusnet.com.au if you would like some more "info"

There is more to see on the next page showing more "pics" so stay tuned......


Please click on K.Z.Z.R. page 2 to see more information on this railway.
Please click on Maps to view the Maps page.
Please click on Archives to view the "Archives" page.
Please click on Archives 2 to view the 2nd archives page.

Please click on Kev's Workshop to go back to the main page
Please click on Site Map to see how this website is set up.