Toolamba railway station

Toolamba is a closed railway station on the Goulburn Valley railway in the town of Toolamba, Victoria, Australia. The station opened as a junction at the same time as the railway from Mangalore to Shepparton on 13 January 1880,[1] with the line to Tatura opening on the same day.[2] The last passenger service to the station from Echuca ran on 2 March 1981 with Y class diesel locomotive Y161 an ABE carriage and a C van. This consist had only been introduced a few months prior, with a DERM usually being rostered.[3] Toolamba finally closed as a station on 20 December 1987.[1]

Toolamba
Former station site, platform mound to the right, loop siding to the left
Line(s)Goulburn Valley
Platforms0
Tracks1
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1880
Closed1987

The platform was on the west side of the line, with a dirt mound and the foundations of the signal box remaining today. A water tower is located at the Seymour end of the station, and a 725 metre long loop siding is located across from the former platform, which is usable as a crossing loop.[4] The junction for the line to Echuca faces Seymour, and is located on the Shepparton end of the level crossing.

References

  1. Bob Whitehead (2008). Tocumwal Railway Centenary.
  2. Sid Brown (March 1990). "Tracks Across the State". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 71–76.
  3. Chris Banger (March 1997). "Rail Passenger Service Withdrawals Since 1960". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 77–82.
  4. V/Line. "Seymour to Tocumwal". Network Access Information Pack. www.vline.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Arcadia   Goulburn Valley line   Mooroopna
Junction   Toolamba-Echuca line   Tatura
  List of closed railway stations in Victoria  


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