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Kunama Branch


Track: 34.87 km
Stations: 0 / 5 in use

The Kunama branch (commonly known as the Batlow line) lies in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in the south of the state. It was built as an extension to the Tumut line, branching off at a junction near Gilmore. From the junction, the line heads up the picturesque Gilmore valley before climbing the hills to the town of Batlow.

The final section, from Batlow to near Kunama is one of the few sections in NSW to be formally closed, in 1957. The line here has been lifted. The other half was closed in 1984.

Today very little evidence of the line beyond Batlow remains, except the basic formation.

Name Facility Status Opened Closed km Photos
icon Jct (Gilmore) Junction Closed 17-Dec-1923 13-Jan-1984 528.866 1
icon Windowie Platform Closed 17-Dec-1923 unknown 533.140 2
icon Wereboldera Platform Closed 17-Dec-1923 9-May-1975 538.490 5
icon Shaws Unknown Closed 4-May-1915 Feb-1940 549.839 1
icon Wybalena Station Closed 17-Dec-1923 4-May-1975 551.670 4
icon Brightside Unknown Closed 1925 7-Sep-1968 553.254
icon Batlow Station Closed 17-Dec-1923 unknown 555.150 13
icon Kunama Station Closed 17-Dec-1923 1-Feb-1957 563.740 13


Track: 34.87 km
Stations: 0 / 5 in use
Section Opened Closed Usage
Jct (Gilmore) - Wereboldera 17-Dec-1923   13-Jan-1984   general
Jct (Gilmore) - Wereboldera Dec-1988  1 May-1990   tourism
Wereboldera - Batlow 17-Dec-1923   13-Jan-1984   general
Wereboldera - Batlow 16-Sep-1989  1 May-1990   tourism
Batlow - Kunama 17-Dec-1923   1-Feb-1957  2 general
1 Re-opened by Mountain High Railway for tourist trains
2 Date of closure by Act of Parliament