Between 1827 and 1829 a sod walls house with grass-thatched roof was built for troopers on Major Lockyers Road and called ‘Sodwalls.’

The village of Sodwalls is shown on an original 1867 work plan for the construction of the railway, as being established around the present ‘Sodwalls house.’

Former Railway Viaduct - Sodwalls - Photo by Greg Davis
Former Railway Viaduct – Sodwalls, NSW.
The single track Main Western Railway reached Sodwalls and Tarana in April 1872 along a more-or-less direct route from Rydal. This route involved a number of steep grades and crossings of Solitary Creek. Around 1906, a deviation was built where the line went in a longer route with reduced grades. The subsequent duplication of this line to Sodwalls was completed in May 1915 and the line later reverted to a single track. The old route retains a number of viaducts, the longest “No. 6 Viaduct” with four arches is pictured here.. Photo by Greg Davis –

Granite was taken from several Sodwalls quarries for monumental works in 1957 used in the construction of Anzac House and the Bank of NSW building in Sydney. Bricks for the construction of railway viaducts were made on several properties.

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