1988 Painting Gympie Railway Station by artist Lynne Wilson, Framed 66cm x 54cm
painted in 1988, just before the station was closed, as the Gympie North Station electrification upgrade was opened 1989
The Painting of the Gympie Railway Station by Lynne Wilson
Work completed aka 1988.
The painting was completed along a 8 other paintings and
Entered into the local Gympie and District Show of 1988, winning 10 prizes
Including the overall Show Champion Prize
In the same year, Lynne completed a collection of 24 historical paintings of the history of Gympie and surrounding districts to commemorate the 1988 Bicentenary. The collection was purchased by the Gympie City Council and hung in the Gympie Civic Centre for over 20 years. It has now been archived by the current council.
The painting ‘The Gympie Railway Station’ wasn’t part of the collection but was purchased earlier by a local resident (now residing in NSW) who now needs to downsize his assets
The painting of the Gympie Railway Station was painted with Ateliers acrylics, using palette knife and artist brushes.
Standing at the southern end of the station looking along the empty platform towards the railway tracks to the north.
The station is deserted, apart from a single engine, some carriages in the back ground
And a luggage red trolley in front of some pineapple crates
The station history:
Gympie Railway Station opened 6th Aug 1881 (Source Wikipedia)
As a means of transport Between Gympie and Maryborough, and 17th July !891, line opened to Brisbane
And in 1915 the Mary Valley Branch was opened
Over the century the Gympie Railway station was an intrinsic part of Queensland’s rail network, but by 1980 modernisation changes caused the station to become redundant,
relegated to a freight depot closing in 1995
1998 the Gympie Railway Station become the Mary Valley Heritage Railway,
and after many disruptions,
The station was listed on the Queensland Heritage register in 2011
is now “the Mary Valley Rattler” offering access to historic rail experiences