Haden railway line
|Haden railway line|
|Opened||December 21, 1910|
|Closed||May 1, 1964|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
Haden Branch Railway. Kingsthorpe is about twenty kilometres from Toowoomba on the western line in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Parliament approved a thirty-three kilometre line north to Goombungee and Haden in December 1908.
First used on 21 December 1910, but officially opened in January 1911, the line terminated at Wahoon which was later renamed Haden after the maiden name of the railway minister’s wife. Between Goombungee and Haden, sidings were established at Weelu and Neuve. A thrice weekly mixed service was replaced in 1930 by a daily rail motor and a twice weekly goods train.
The branch closed from 1 May 1964 due no doubt to economic reasons.