Mirboo North railway line
|Type||V/Line passenger service|
|Status||Track dismantled along entire length, reservation excavated for coal operation between Morwell and Hazlewood, rail trail from Boolarra to Mirboo North.|
|Opened||10 April 1885 (Morwell to Boolarra),|
8 September 1885 (Boolarra to Darlimurla),
|Closed||24 June 1974 (Morwell to Mirboo North) |
|Line length||32.19 km (20 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
The Mirboo North railway line was a country branch line, in Victoria, Australia. The Mirboo North line branched from the main Gippsland line at Morwell station, and opened in 3 stages from 1885 to 1886. The main stops along the line were Hazelwood, Yinnar, Boolarra, Darlimurla and Mirboo North.
It remained in continuous service until the entire line was closed in 1974. The section between Boolarra and Mirboo North has been converted into the Grand Ridge Rail Trail. Part of the right of way between Morwell junction and Hazelwood has been consumed by the coal mine.
- Fiddian (1997), p. 172.
- Fiddian (1997), p. 161.
- "Grand Ridge Rail Trail - Trail Description". www.railtrails.org.au. Retrieved 5 September 2008.
- Fiddian, M (1997). "Trains, Tracks, Travellers".
- "Grand Ridge Rail Trail: Railway History". www.grandridgerailtrail.com.au. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008.
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