Coal Trains of Collie.
The Coal Trains of Collie are located some 213km South West of Perth, Western Australia. With a population of around 7000, Collie lies approximately 59km inland from the City of Bunbury port. The Collie River is named after Dr Alexander Collie, hence the name Collie was given to the town. Dr Alexander being one of the first Europeans to explore the region back in 1829. Collie can experience hot dry summers with cool wet winters. Therefore its not unheard of for the regional town of Collie to experience highs in the top 30’s during the summer and lows of -2 during the winters.
Coal was discovered in Collie by George Marsh, in 1880. The coal site was developed in late 1980’s which led to the town being surveyed and gazetted in 1897. Collie is best know for it’s coal but also offers different agriculture and aquaculture coupled with a good tourist industry. The Wellington Dam which is situated west of the town is very popular for fishing, swimming, camping, boating and marron when in season.
Muja Power Station Coal Trains
A major power station, Muja lies eats of the official town site. The Muja power station plays a significant role in providing the electricity needs of Western Australia. With the two mines providing coal to the three power generating stations. A new base load power station is due to be commissioned, by the government of WA.
What to do
The features of Collie are numerous, with a tourist center that holds a Steam Locomotive Museum and Art Gallery. Wellington Dam and Minninup Pool are popular spots, also the well kept walk tracks such as the Red Tail Trail. A park where The Soldier’s Memorial is situated and natural features which include Stockton Lake and the Collie River. Wellington Dam which is situated west of the town is very popular for fishing, swimming, camping, boating and marron when in season. Collie features one of the very few Motorplex venues outside of Perth metro area. If you require more information on tourist attractions in Collie, then visit the tourist center.
Take a look at the very popular Collie walking track Red Tail Trail.