Originally American Export Airlines, this was merged into American Airlines in 1945 and renamed. On 25 September 1950, AOA was merged into what would become Pan American's Atlantic Division. This unit would ultimately become part of Delta Air Lines.
The station was opened in 1896 after the completion of the cape gauged line from Perth (655 km); with the completion of the standard gauged Trans-Australian Railway from the east in 1917 it became a break of gauge station until dual gauging between Perth and Kalgoorlie was completed in 1968. Kalgoorlie is a major goldmining centre. See earlier posts on the Prospector and the Indian Pacific.