Barraba railway line, New South Wales


Barraba railway line, New South Wales

The Barraba branch railway line is a closed railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The line ran for convert|99|km|mi|0 north along the Manilla valley to the town of Barraba from the Main North railway line at West Tamworth. The line is open for a total of convert|6|km|mi|0 for grain wagon storage.

The railway line crosses the Namoi River at Manilla over a large viaduct and crosses the Peel River just before Attunga.

In the 1970s, the Barraba line was served by the unique railmotor, CHP38 (also known as Creamy Kate). ["Return Trip to Barraba in CHP38" Blackwell, Greg Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, July, 2000 pp259-266]

References

* [http://nswrail.net/lines/show.php?name=NSW:barraba Barraba branch] - NSWrail.net


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