Rankins Springs railway line

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The line at Rankins Springs

The Rankins Springs railway line is a closed railway line in southwestern New South Wales, Australia. The line branched from the Lake Cargelligo line at the town of Barmedman, heading in a westerly direction to the town of Rankins Springs. It opened in 1923,[1] and was constructed primarily to open up the agricultural areas in the vicinity.[2] Passenger services were operated by CPH railmotors until the widespread withdrawal of country branchline trains in 1974. The line carried approximately 80,000 tonnes of grain per year, before being 'mothballed' in 2004.[3][4]


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  1. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Rankins Springs Line". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
  2. ^ Pollard, N. Rails to the Margins:The Griffith- Hillston- Roto Line. Australian Railway History, ARHS May 2007.
  3. ^ ABC Rural. Branch Line meeting 5 November 2004
  4. ^ Bush, Tim. "Submission to the NSW Grain Freight Review" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved 1 February 2017.