Pinnaroo railway line, Victoria
|Pinnaroo railway line (Victoria)|
|Opened||25 June 1912|
|Closed||4 October 2007|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The Pinnaroo Line serviced the agricultural districts of the Mallee for the freight of grain, although there were periods of passenger travel on the line in previous years (the last passenger service between Ouyen and Pinnaroo being in 1968).
The railway line was the means to open up the agricultural lands with the supply of goods and services from rural centres sustaining the remote area. It was completed from Ouyen to Murrayville in 1912 and extended to Pinnaroo in 1915. In 1996 The line stopped at Panitya due to gauge conversion at the state border when the South Australian end was converted to standard gauge. It was booked out of service on 4 October 2007.