Maffra railway line

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Maffra railway
Overview
Type V/Line passenger service
Status Closed
Operation
Opened 1883-1887
Closed 1986-1994

The Maffra railway line is a closed railway line in Victoria, Australia. The line provided an alternative route to East Gippsland than the current route to Sale. The line was closed in stages from Traralgon to Cowwarr in 1986, and from Cowwarr to Maffra in 1994. In the later years of the line, the main purpose of the line was to serve dairy industries at Maffra.

The last passenger service from Traralgon to Maffra was run by a 153hp Walker railmotor on 7 July 1977. A replacement bus service started 2 days later.[1] The last freight service on the line was on 8 September 1994, being 9470 up goods to Sale with locomotive N472, a single container wagon, and rail tractor RT49.[2]

Line guide[edit]

Maffra-Tinamba '2nd class' ticket issued ~20 years after term abolished
Trestle bridge between Traralgon and Glengarry

Distances from Southern Cross Station shown.


Maffra railway line
km
Gippsland line at Traralgon
167.6 Glengarry
176.0 Toongabbie
184.15 Cowwarr
189.54 Dawson
195.05 Heyfield
204.85 Tinamba
212.57 Maffra
Briagolong line
Powerscourt
Gippsland line at Stratford

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail. Vol. 25 no. 3. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 77–82. 
  2. ^ "Operations". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). January 1995. p. 23.