Balranald railway line
The Balranald railway line was a Victorian Railways broad gauge line that branched from Barnes on the Deniliquin railway line and ran to Balranald. The building of the line was sanctioned under the Border Railways Act 1922.
|Balranald railway line|
|Locale||Riverina, New South Wales, Australia|
|Opened||26 March 1926|
|Closed||May 12, 2008|
|Closed beyond Moulamein||1986|
|Closed beyond Caldwell||March 9, 2006|
|Line length||193.53 km (120.25 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Operating speed||30 km/h (19 mph)|
The Balranald branch line was opened on 26 March 1926. The section from Moulamein to Balranald was closed in 1986. The bridge across Yanga Creek near Balranald was subsequently demolished to make way for a realignment of the Sturt Highway.
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- "Balranald Line". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
- "NSW Railway Lines Other Than Standard Gauge". Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- McNicol, Steve & Woodland, Tony (2010). Bridging the Murray: A Study of the Rail Crossings. Railmac Publications. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-86477-076-6.