What is significant?
Pyramid Hill Railway Station was built in 1888 by CE Hyde on the Eaglehawk-Kerang line for the Victorian Railways. It is a richly decorated, classically designed, standard timber station building with a gable roof and decorated gable ends with a timber posted verandah, richly decorated capitals and ceiling linings. The roadside windows have decorated hoods. The goods shed, built in 1884 by H Sutcliffe, enhances the station buildings setting. Other structures include a timber van goods shed, toilet and circular concrete radio beacon structure, which has been recently added to the adjacent station building.
How is it significant?
Pyramid Hill Railway Station is historically and architecturally significant to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
Pyramid Hill Railway Station is historically significant for its associations with the 'Octopus Act' of 1884. It is an intact example of a railway station constructed during a massive program of capital works that resulted from this Act..
The station is architecturally significant as a representative and substantially intact example of a richly decorated, standard timber station building. The design was influential in the construction of the 'Pyramid Hill' group of modest standard timber station buildings of a similar plan and decorative details, featuring Victorian trimmings, such as the timber work to the verandah and the gable ends.