Marija and I then drove a short distance along the Natimuk-Frances Road and soon reached the little town of Mitre.
Above:- Map showing the location of Mitre, Victoria. Map c/o Google Maps.
Some historic buildings remain in the tiny town of Mitre.
The railway arrived in Mitre in 1894. The station was originally known as St Marys and was renamed in 1904 as Mitre Lake. It was then shortened to Mitre in 1920. A large bulk-head was constructed in 1951 and was demolished in 1972. In 1968 an oat shed was built. The grain silos, some remains of the platform, and a short section of track can still be found at the site.
Marija and I parked alongside of the silos and operated from the 4WD.
Above:- the activation zone at the Mitre silo. Image c/o SiOTA website.
Marija worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-
Marija worked the following station on 40m SSB:-
I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-
I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-
- Wimmera Way Back When, 2023, <https://wimmera-w-b-w.blogspot.com/2012/11/railways-carpolac-line.html>, viewed 5th May 2023.