Shark Island, Sydney, Australia

Shark Island - Sydney, Australia This would be a cool destination, I want to visit Australia, and Frank likes sharks!

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. I fell in love with Sydney many years ago and I still listen to Slim Dusty. I hope to make my second trip to Australia in the very near future.

Mortuary Railway Station - Rookwood Cemetery Funeral Train

Old Sydney ~ Mortuary Railway Station Mortuary Railway station, Rookwood Cemetery - Funeral Train in Station

mortuary

Funeral trains no longer steam through Sydney, but ­Mortuary Station remains a haunting reminder of times past.

Rookwood’s Mortuary Station No. 1, 1952. Image courtesy State Records NSW.

Mortuary Railway Station Mortuary Railway Station, Rookwood Cemetery - remains of structure with roof removed

Rookwood Cemetry Station

At least 30 bodies at a time would be loaded onto the train accompanied by their grieving loved ones. Families would stay with the body during its final trip. Once at the cemetery, the body would be unloaded and transported to its designated gravesite.


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