I've often thought of how many disused railway lines there are throughout queensland, and what is the chance of re-construction of a disused railway line?.. Probably NIL! :(
A good book to get is "Rail enthusiasts guide to the Brisbane region"
Has plenty of info on current, closed & proposed lines in SE Qld & Northern Rivers NSW. ARHS NSW has it for $10.90 in their bookshop.
Rembrants of old tracks stil exist east around Bowen hills like the old tram track that used to run out to break fast creek.
I walked one dayto try n find out where they went, but most of it has been totally ripped up.
Other disused lines include Caboolture- Wamuran branch line.
Does anybody know why they stopped using this for?
Also the Beaudesert Line from bethania isnt used anymore, altho i have seen some red rattlers in beauy, so they must of been pulled there for storage reasons?
The GOMs and GOMBs converted to GAZCs for copper concentrate traffic were withdrawn and scrapped last year after the copper began taking a toll on their aluminium structure, but at least QR got another three or four years use out of what were fully depreciated assets that would otherwise have been sold at scrap value.
North Bundaberg - Gin Gin and beyond.
My maternal grandparents farm was at Oakwood near the Splitters Creek bridge. Is the bridge still intact?
Some other disused lines are
One I want to know about but never been able to find is the old Barcaldine-Aramac branch are their any remnants of this