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A little wander around Albury

Cycle Against the Beast – 2017

Day 11 – 30th May, 2017

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529.74 km

I decided that today would be a rest day. Which was probably a good idea, as it’s been raining all day. I decided to go walkabout, for a couple of hours, and take a few photos.

Just down from the motel, where I’m staying, is the local SS&A (Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen) Club (it’s like an RSL Club). As it was Memorial Day, in the US, this past weekend, I decided to drop by and pay my respects at the memorial.

War Memorial at the local SS & A (Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen) club.

Being a bit of a train spotter, it didn’t take long for the gravitational pull, of Albury railway station, to pull me in.

N class, N473 (City of Warragul), at Albury.

Albury used to be the the station where everyone used to have to change trains. This was due to the railways of both New South Wales and Victoria having different track gauges. New South Wales operated on the 4′ 8½” (1435mm) standard gauge, whereas Victoria used the 5′ 3″ (1600mm) broad gauge. In fact, before Federation, in 1901, there were customs checks. It wasn’t until 1962, when standard gauge tracks, from Sydney, reached Melbourne, before you could remain on the same train between the two state capitals.

Changing trains at Albury
Albury railway station

After hanging around at the station, for a bit, I decided to head back to my nice, cozy, hotel room. On the way, I passed by the Regent Cinema. Internally, it’s probably undergone much modernisation. However, externally, its kept its old facade. I wish more cinemas did this.

Regent Cinema, Albury
Eternal flame at the SS&A Club Albury

Tomorrow, I’m back on the bike and making my way to Corowa – in much better weather!

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