Timboon railway line

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Timboon
Overview
TypeV/Line passenger service
Stations6
Operation
Opened5 April 1892 [1]
Closed8 December 1986 [1]
Technical
Line length35.92 km
Number of tracksSingle
Melbourne-Timboon rail ticket 1978

The Timboon railway line is a closed railway line, in Victoria, Australia, which branched from the Port Fairy line, near Camperdown, and served the towns of Cobden and Timboon, along with the farming communities of the area. The 1916 Government Railways Standing Committee rejected the submission to extend the line to Port Campbell[2]


The section of the line between Naroghid and Timboon has been converted into the Camperdown-Timboon Rail Trail.[3]

Much of the line was dismantled during 1987.[4] All signalling and safeworking equipment at Timboon Junction were abolished by September of the same year.[5]

Line guide[edit]

Timboon railway line
Port Fairy line at Camperdown Station
Naroghid
Cobden
Elingamite
Glenfyne
Curdies River
Timboon

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b victorianrailways.net
  2. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65015758?searchTerm=Camden%20football%20club&searchLimits=l-state=Victoria%7C%7C%7Cl-decade=191%7C%7C%7Cl-year=1917
  3. ^ Crater to Coast Rail Trail - railtrails.org.au
  4. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. July 1987. p. 219.
  5. ^ "Works". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society. January 1988. p. 29.