Grenfell railway line

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Grenfell railway line
Overview
Termini Koorawatha
Grenfell
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map
Blayney-Demondrille line
Koorawatha Junction
Warrangong
Uppingham
Greenethorpe
Brundah
Mogongong
Wirega
Quondong
Grenfell

The Grenfell railway line is a partly closed railway line in New South Wales, Australia. It branches from the Blayney- Demondrille line at the town of Koorawatha. The line opened in 1901, and closed between Greenethorpe and Grenfell in 1991.

From the opening, until the demise of steam, there were two locations where locomotives could obtain water, Koorawatha and Grenfell. The stand at Grenfell was supplied from a purpose-built dam some 1.6 km away.[1]

Grain services operate between Koorawatha and Greenethorpe.[2] Passenger services operated until 1974. The line is owned by the NSW government, but in 2004 the Australian Rail Track Corporation became responsible for co-ordinating operations over the line.[3]

Gallery[edit]

Railway Station from street side, built 1901 
Grenfell railway centenary plaque, 8 September 1901-2001 
Railway Station from track side, built 1901 
Grenfell Goods Shed, built 1901 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grenfell's Water Supply Henderson, Graeme S. Australian Railway History, January, 2006 pp36-37
  2. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Grenfell Line". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Final Tripartite Agreement" (PDF). ARTC. Retrieved 2007-05-24. [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

Ryan, Lawrence (1993). Lines to the Lachlan. Australian Railway Historical Society NSW Division. ISBN 0-909650-31-4.