Pinnaroo railway line, Victoria

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Pinnaroo railway line (Victoria)
Statusgauge conversion
Opened25 June 1912 (1912-06-25)
Closed4 October 2007 (2007-10-04)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Mildura line
Change At Ouyen station

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.[1] It was booked out of service on 4 October 2007.[2]

As part of the Murray Basin Rail Project, the line from Ouyen to Murrayville was upgraded to 19 tonnes axle loading and converted to standard gauge in 2018.[3]


  1. ^ "Ouyen-Pinnaroo Railway Line" (PDF). VRHistory.
  2. ^ "Panitya Line". VICSIG. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ Murray Basin Rail Project (PDF). Public Transport Victoria. 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2018.