Capella Heritage Listed Railway Station Capella Heritage Listed Railway Station

The small Capella railway station was built in 1882-83 when steam power was helping man power to build the nation. The station is heritage listed because of its most unusual construction. The pitched roof is detached from the working area. This enables air to flow between the roof and the ceilings which keeps the work spaces cooler in summer.

The ground level platform has been retained. As you stand there you can imagine 1882. The big steam engine rolling to a stop with the steps of the wooden carriage aligned to the platform area so that you can climb aboard and travel to Rockhampton and beyond in relative comfort. Certainly much more comfortably than if you had to make the journey by horse and cart or just walk the distance yourself, carrying all that you needed to survive.