"One Of A Kind" wrote in message news:
> 2: What rolling stock was used and does any remain, if so, where?
Diesel locos included ex a couple of QR Walkers B-B DH class (when
operated by Cooks Construction), and subsequently 5 Gemco 4wDH, built
in the 80s and used on several tunnel/dam construction projects in
Tassie before going to Vic. The Gemcos were bought because Energy Brix
took over the line's operation from CC. They found the task a bit of a
struggle I think. According to Light Railways magazine (current
issue), the Gemcos are up for sale at the moment. The Walkers locs may
have gone up to Qld, awaiting rebuilding to 2' gauge for sugar working
(not sure though).
> 4: When was electric traction replaced with diesel and why?
ISTR cost of maintaining overhead, plus avaliablity of cheap second
hand diesels were factors in that decision. 1980s?
> 5: When and why was it closed?
Late 2000 or early 2001 I think. Line needed to be relocated due to
expanded mine operations, decision was taken to use trucks instead.
> 7: Is there any access to the formation?
> 8: Are there any plans for the formation i.e. bike track, walking trail etc?
I doubt it. See answer to 5 above.
This is all from memory, but LR magazine has documented the decline
and demise of the ICR comprehensively in recent years.