Kilcoy railway line

The Kilcoy railway line is a disused, partly demolished narrow gauge railway in South East Queensland, Australia.

Kilcoy railway line
Kilcoy railway at Wamuran Queensland.jpg
Disused track at Wamuran, 2015
Overview
StatusClosed
LocaleQueensland
TerminiCaboolture
Kilcoy
Continues fromNorth Coast line
Operation
OpenedCaboolture-Woodford: 6 December 1909
Woodford-Kilcoy: 22 December 1913
ClosedWamuran-Kilcoy: 30 June 1964
Caboolture-Wamuran: 9 September 1996
OwnerQueensland Rail
Operator(s)Queensland Rail
Technical
Line length55.9 km (34.7 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

HistoryEdit

The first section of the line opened from Caboolture to Woodford on 6 December 1909. It was extended to Kilcoy on 22 December 1913.[1][2][3]

Railway stations on the Kilcoy line included Durundur, Neurum, Royston, Villeneuve, Glenfern and Winya.[4] The Wamuran to Kilcoy section closed on 30 June 1964 followed by the remaining section from Caboolture to Wamuran on 9 September 1996.[3] As of 2015 all of the line has been removed back to Caboolture, except for a few hundred metres of track at the former Wamuran station.

Caboolture to Wamuran Rail TrailEdit

In May 2016 the Moreton Bay Regional Council published a concept plan for the development of a rail trail on the railway alignment from Caboolture to Wamuran.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jimna Single Men's Barracks (former) (entry 602685)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Kilcoy and Kilcoy Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 38. ISBN 0909650497.
  4. ^ "Kilcoy Line Re-named". Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 - 1922). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 1 August 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  5. ^ "CABOOLTURE to WAMURAN Rail Trail - Concept" (PDF). Moreton Bay Regional Council. May 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kilcoy railway line at Wikimedia Commons