They come with a combined 356 years of history, but Yack Station's newly acquired railway carriages are ready to be given a new lease on life.
Yack Station director Kevin Poyner said the two carriages, built in 1890 and 1892, had previously been used in metropolitan passenger trains and as accommodation for railway workers.
Now, they could be reincarnated as a cafe, restaurant, office or shop.
Mr Poyner said they would be accepting expressions of interest from businesses looking to lease the carriage - but the potential options were endless.
He said the carriages would be fitted out as per the lessees needs after the process.
"They can be used as anything really," he said.
"They're just like two shops on main street…. with real character and charm."
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Mr Poyner said until recently the two carriages were being used as storage on a Mulwala farm.
"I think the current owner's farmer bought them many, many years ago and they were on the farm ever since," he said.
"The farmer just wanted storage so he was quite happy to get rid of them and swap in a container."
Mr Poyner said eventually a platform would be built between the two carriages, and a roof overhead giving the area the feel of a traditional weatherproof but open air train station.
He said the platform between could be used as shared seating for an eatery of cafe.
Already there has been a huge amount of interest in the antique carriages, Mr Poyner said.
"We're very lucky, we were quite surprised we were able to get ones from 1890 and 1892 - they're very old," he said.
"It's quite significant historically.
"We've had a lot of interest already, parents have brought out their children to have a look and people who have been working on the railway for years have come up and said 'thanks for bring them to Yack'.
"It's created quite an unusual talking point."
Mr Poyner said the soon-to-be-revamped historic carriages fit perfectly with the Yack Station ethos of recycling on an industrial scale.
"And because we're on the railway station site we thought it was a no brainer to have carriages as part of the space," he said.
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