Castlemaine Railway Station - Victoria Australia. Platform 1 and main station building seen from Platform 2. Located in the centre of the state, Castlemaine is a sophisticated town in a stately 19th century setting with grand buildings and stately gardens that reflect the opulence and architecture of the boom time during the gold rush of the 1800s. The region also has a strong reputation in the arts with musicians, instrument makers, craftspeople and artists who have helped shape the area
The railway children: In 1935, young mothers from the suburbs were encouraged to leave their children in the care of railways’ staff while they shopped in the city. Many took advantage of this early form of crèche. A wire cage on the roof of Flinders Street was used for play activity; under supervision, children could watch the trains.