Explore the remnants of a once-bustling loading station.
Powerscourt is both a disused railway siding on the rail trail between Maffra and Stratford, and an historical home, from which the siding takes its name.
The Powerscourt Rail Siding existed mainly as a platform at which sugar beet was weighed before transport to Maffra, along with milk, wheat, and barley. Flax produced for the war effort moved through the siding during WWII.
The Powerscourt Estate is said to have been built by William Power. It was subsequently purchased and extended by infamous prospector John Mills, who discovered the Coolgardie goldfield in Western Australia.
Trains last went through Powerscourt some time before that section of the line finally closed in 1993.