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
Continues fromNorth Coast line
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
Line length55.9 km (34.7 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)


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


  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