Kalamunda Zig Zag page


Welcome to my Kalamunda Zig Zag pge , This "was" the official page for the restoration of this famous railway here in W.A. up until recently "but" someone that I know has been a complete "asshole" & removed it along with many other pages as well & I hope to have this ( & many other pages ) restored as quickly as possible.

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The Kalamunda Zig Zag railway was originally known as the Upper Darling Range railway ( UDRR ) back when it was 1st formed in 1902 & when it was taken over by the ( then ) W.A.G.R some years later - it became well known as the "Kalamunda Zig Zag railway" ( KZZR ) up until it's closeure in 1948 , the original Kalamunda railway station has been kept as a depot for what "was" the State Electricity Commission ( SEC ) until it became the Kalamunda museum in the early 1980's where it still stands today in 2016.

I "did have" some pics of it on my original page & I hope to have them all put back again on here soon for everyone to "explore" at their leisure.



Sorry for any inconvenience but I am working on getting as much restored as possible.

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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 Historical society pic 1

From these 2 pics above you can see how the original Kalamunda railway station used to look back in it's hey day of steam & I'm told that this pic was taken back in 1927 when the "New" larger building was completed , you might also see that Kalamunda used to be spelled with 2 "N's" back then & it was also spelled with a "C" instead of a "K" at 1 point in time as well.

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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.

If you'd like anymore info on the Kalamunda ZigZag -pplease feel free to contact me via my "Contacts" page.


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

Please click on Main page to return back to my Main page of this website.
Please click on previous page to return to the previous page.