Tarong railway line

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Tarong railway line
Overview
StatusDismantled
TerminiKingaroy,Queensland
Tarong, Queensland (Near Maidenwell, Queensland)
Operation
Opened5 December 1915 (1915-12-05)
Closed1961
Operator(s)Queensland Rail
Technical
Track gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Tarong Branch route map
0km Kingaroy
To Theebine (left)
To Nanango (right)
Taabinga Village
Boonenne
Goodger
Archookoora
Brooklands
Tarong

Tarong Branch Railway. Plans for this thirty kilometre branch line in south-east Queensland, Australia were approved on 12 December 1911 together with an undertaking to extend it further south to Cooyar.[1] Opened on 15 December 1915, the line passed through sidings at Taabinga Village, Boonenne, Goodger, Archookoora and Brooklands.

A mixed train ran thrice weekly but on 1 July 1961 the line suffered the same fate as the Windera branch with the promised link to Cooyar never materialising.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerr, J. 'Triumph of Narrow Gauge' Boolarong Press 1990
  • "Triumph of Narrow Gauge: A History of Queensland Railways" by John Kerr 1990 Boolarong Press, Brisbane

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