Stony Crossing railway line

The railway to Stony Crossing, New South Wales, was sanctioned as part of the Border Railways Act 1922. It was often referred to as the Gonn Crossing to Stony Crossing railway, although it originated at Kerang, Victoria and served Murrabit, before running into New South Wales at Gonn Crossing on the Murray River.[2]

Stony Crossing railway line
Overview
StatusClosed
LocaleVictoria and New South Wales, Australia
Technical
Track gauge1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Route map

Stony Crossing
Tueloga
Dilpurra
Coobool
Wetuppa
Nacurrie
Ballbank
Murrabit
Myall
Westby
Kerang

The first section to Murrabit was opened in December 1924.[3] The combined rail/road bridge at Gonn Crossing was opened on 1 July 1926, and the complete railway to Stony Crossing was opened on 16 March 1928.[2][4]

Initially, there were three trains per week to Murrabit, with one continuing to Stony Crossing. Services were suspended between Murrabit and Stony Crossing in 1943.[1][2]

On 20 April 1961, a steam locomotive had an accident on a small bridge between Kerang and Murrabit, and as a result services to between Kerang and Murrabit were suspended. The railway was closed on 20 December 1961.[2]

References

  1. "NSW Railway Lines Other Than Standard Gauge". Nswrail.net. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. McNicol, Steve & Woodland, Tony (2010). Bridging the Murray: A Study of the Rail Crossings. Railmac Publications. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-86477-076-6.
  3. "BORDER RAILWAYS". The Argus (Melbourne) (24, 454). Victoria, Australia. 22 December 1924. p. 18. Retrieved 12 July 2019 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Riverina Progress: New Railway Opened". The Argus. 17 March 1928. Retrieved 11 January 2016.

See also

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