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Tumut & Kunama branch lines
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430km Main South Line at Cootamundra
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440km Brawlin
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450km Muttama
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450km Bongalong
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458km Wambidgee
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Hume Highway
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466km Coolac
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469km Pettitts
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472km Mingay
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475km Balls Platform
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483km Gundagai
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Murrumbidgee River
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485km South Gundagai
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492km Willie Ploma
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498km Tumblong
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502km Luadra
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507km Mount Horeb
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513km Califat
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519km Reka
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522km Gadara
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528km Gilmore Junction
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529km Gilmore
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534km Tumut
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533km Windowie
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538km Wereboldera
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549km Shaws
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551km Wybalena
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553km Brightside
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555km Batlow
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563km Kunama

Note: All distances from Central station


The Tumut and Kunama railway lines are disused railway lines in the south of New South Wales, Australia. The Tumut line was a 104 km long branch of the Main South line, branching southwards from it at Cootamundra and heading to the town of Tumut. The line served the towns of Tumut and Gundagai, where the line crosses the Murrumbidgee River with a large iron girder bridge and wooden viaduct. Villages on the line included Brawlin, Muttama, Coolac and Tumblong.

The Kunama railway line[1] was a small 35 km branch of the Tumut line, branching from it at Gilmore, 5 km southwest of Tumut, passing through the town of Batlow before ending in Kunama. The branch connection faced towards Tumut.

History

Gundagai railway station

The Tumut line opened as far as Gundagai, using the contractor's equipment, on 10 November, 1885[2]. The line was finally extended to Tumut on 12 October 1903[2], and the branch to Batlow opened in 1922, and was extended to Kunama shortly after. The steep Kunama line was mainly used for fruit haulage from the orchards surrounding Batlow, until services were suspended in 1983.[3] The line beyond Batlow is formally closed and the line has been lifted. The Tumut line was suspended after flooding in 1984, and part of the alignment has been destroyed by Hume Highway upgrading works.[4] The substantial Gundagai railway station was restored in the 1990s,[5] and is the longest timber railway station in New South Wales. [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Gilmore-Batlow-Kunama Branch Clark, L.A.Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, February, 1954 pp13-15
  2. ^ a b The Rise and Fall of the Cootamundra-Tumut Branch Line Scrymgeour, R. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, October to December, 1991 pp238-247; 255-261;294-299 January to March, 1992 pp3-19;42-47;55-65
  3. ^ Henderson, G.Gilmore to Batlow (and Kunama). Railway Digest, ARHS. April 1994.
  4. ^ "Tumut Branch". www.nswrail.net. http://www.nswrail.net/lines/show.php?name=NSW:tumut. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  
  5. ^ "Tourism". Gundagai Shire Council. http://www.gundagai.nsw.gov.au/tourism/2244/2255.html. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  
  6. ^ "Beyond the tuckerbox". News.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,23483,21180297-5012670,00.html. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  

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