Haden railway line

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Haden railway line
Operation
Opened December 21, 1910 (1910-12-21)[1]
Closed May 1, 1964 (1964-05-01)
Technical
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.[2][1] 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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NEW RAILWAYS.: Drayton Deviation". The Telegraph (11869). Queensland, Australia. 1 December 1910. p. 8 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 30 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ Kerr, J. 'Triumph of Narrow Gauge' Boolarong Press 1990

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