Mt Surprise Station

The station was once the main livestock trucking yard for the district that supplied beef to the Etheridge and Chillagoe mining settlements. Even after many of the mines closed, it remained an important trucking centre.  The railway station complex still contains facilities from the Chillagoe Company era, such as the tank installed to supply water for steam engines, retained as a water supply for station staff. A railmotor shed and a small museum have been constructed on the site in support of the tourist operation provided by the Savannahlander tourist train.

Location:  Mt Surprise