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Grenfell Branch


Track: 51.58 km
Stations: 0 / 3 in use

The Grenfell branch is a 52km branch in the state's central west. It leaves the Blayney-Demondrille line at the township of Koorawatha and head over rolling hills to the town of Grenfell. The line was built as a result of local lobbying, once the main line had opened. The line was built to "pioneer" standards, meaning light rail, earth ballast and no fencing.

Although built primarily to carry grain, the line did see reasonable passenger numbers. Indeed, in 1936 the CPH railcar was replaced with a scheduled steam train to carry the load. However declining number saw passenger services halted on 11/8/1974.

Services were suspended over the whole line in 1991, however the section to Greenethorpe was re-opened the following year to carry grain.

Name Facility Status Opened Closed km Photos
icon Koorawatha Junction Junction In Use 7-May-1901 - 393.371 3
icon Warrangong Unknown Closed 7-May-1901 4-Feb-1969 403.179 3
icon Uppingham Unknown Closed 7-May-1901 26-Sep-1970 407.238 1
icon Greenethorpe Station Closed 7-May-1901 6-Apr-1975 414.919 6
icon Brundah Unknown Closed 7-May-1901 25-Mar-1972 421.080 3
icon Mogongong Unknown Closed 7-May-1901 unknown 429.861 3
icon Wirega Unknown Closed 7-May-1901 19-Sep-1970 433.810 4
icon Quondong Station Closed 7-May-1901 2-Dec-1967 440.030 3
icon Grenfell Station Closed 7-May-1901 unknown 444.950 21


Track: 51.58 km
Stations: 0 / 3 in use
Section Opened Closed Usage
Koorawatha Junction - Greenethorpe 7-May-1901   22-Oct-1991   general
Koorawatha Junction - Greenethorpe 1992  1   general
Greenethorpe - Grenfell 7-May-1902   22-Oct-1991   general
1 Re-opened for seasonal grain traffic