What is significant?
The buildings which survive at the former Glenthompson Railway Station are located on former railway land in Station Street Glenthompson The principal station building is single-storey and is constructed of rendered red brick on bluestone footings. The windows are standard double hung timber sashes. On the platform side a series of doors and windows and an arched doorway give access to the platform under the verandah. Simple iron brackets on the cast iron columns support its standard concave corrugated iron roof. The shallow pitched main roof is slate. The building is in good condition and retains a good degree of integrity. Opposite the station a timber goods shed survives, again of a standard design with a segmental corrugated iron roof. Further to the south-east there is a large modern steel storage shed. All the buildings appear to be in good condition, and retain a high degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The former Glenthompson Railway Station buildings are of architectural and historical significance to the township of Glenthompson and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The former Glenthompson Railway Station buildings are of architectural significance as a series of typical 1870s buildings constructed in association with the developing regional railways in Victoria. They are of historical significance because the arrival of the railway and its infrastructure represented an important stage in the development of the town and its hinterland which had hitherto relied on horse or bullock drawn transport. The station was used extensively to convey freight into and out of the district, and to carry passengers for business and pleasure.