Thursday, March 1, 2018

Brisbane City Sketchers in South Brisbane

What a wonderful morning we had.  Three of us came out to sketch the historical South Brisbane Train Station.  It was a challenge for me as the humidity is really very high today, and i don't cope well on these days.. it is sitting on 70%

South Brisbane Station
The first station was constructed in 1884 on the corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets and opened as Melbourne Street railway station.
The second and current building was constructed on higher ground in 1891 as the terminus for the new rail extension from Boggo Junction (now Dutton Park railway station)
South Brisbane station was intended as a temporary terminus, pending an extension of the line across the river, so only two platforms were constructed. However, after the 1893 flood washed away the Albert Bridge over the Brisbane River at Indooroopilly, the South Brisbane station served as the principal terminus for all southern and western rail services for the next two and a half years.
A 1912-1913 proposal to expand South Brisbane station to a six platform station reflected the increasing importance of the southern rail network, both as a passenger service and as a goods line. This work was undertaken between 1914 and 1918.

 Sketched in my Art Spectrum Sketch pad 180x250mm
I started with pencil, then watercolour and finished with pen.

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