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Stumbled on this site, on our circuitous route to the fort. Great bit of history saved. Loved the conservation of the railway shed. Interesting sculptures (circular) just outside the shed. Ideal spot for a picnic.
I could not believe it when I saw how well this is done. It used to be such a industrial place, and to preserve the history as it has been is wonderful. The shed is there with the concrete sections of where the track once...More
A great place to get out of the weather, if it's raining or too hot.
There's not really much to see here, apart from the old historical building. If you want a picnic area out of the sun, this would probably be OK.
Obviously not used anymore, the railway shed has been very well preserved and offers a good insight into the history of Newcastle's old train system. It looks good and fits in nicely with the surrounding parks and gardens.
Our family have been coming to the Railway Carriage Shed regularly for gatherings over the last 15 years. Plenty of room for the kids, sheltered in all weather, and well-maintained BBQ facilities. A great meeting place.
performed a ceremony onsite.... could do with some more tables and chairs.... seating is all at one end... some seating sideways just to be able to rest would be great.... toilets nearby were disgraceful... doors with latches broken off... no toilet paper in the cubicles...More
The Railway Carriage Shed is part of the Foreshore Park on Wharf Road, next to Fort Scratchley. We haven't visited Newcastle for years, but were astonished at what a pleasant, classy city it is. The whole Hunter River foreshore is a very designed civic precinct...More
It is amazing how they have changed this and the foreshore park from what it used to be. From dirty rattly industrial roots to a modern family and historical precinct. It is good to preserve places such as this as we all too often forget...More
A tremendous refuge from the sun in an area generally without shelter. A great space for people and groups etc. Many other railway precincts have been redeveloped beyond recall of its past use. Not so here. The readoption of the carriage shed for a sheltered...More