The Midlander (Retired - Now a Coach Service)

The Midlander (Retired - Now a Coach Service)

The Midlander was an overnight passenger train operated by the Western Australian Government Railways between Perth and Geraldton via the Midland line from September 1964 until July 1975.

The Midlander History

The Midlander commenced operating on 2 September 1964 between Perth and Geraldton shortly after the purchase of the Midland Railway Company by the Western Australian Government Railways. It ceased on 28 July 1975, being replaced by road coaches.

The northbound service operated on a Wednesday night, returning south on Thursday night. It was operated with refurbished Western Australian Government Railways carriages painted maroon and ivory. These were used on weekends on the Albany Weekender

The Midlander Overview

Service Type: Overnight passenger train
Status: Ceased
First Service: 2 September 1964
Last Service: 28 July 1975
Former Operator(s): Western Australian Government Railways
Route Start: Perth
Route End: Geraldton
Average Journey Time: 12 hours
Service Frequency: Weekly
Train Number(s): 3/4
Line Used: Midland


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