discussed elsewhere in this Project, the Railway ceased operations in 1961 due to non-compliance with safety requirements.
images on these "After the Closure" pages were supplied by John Thompson, February 2014, who has kindly agreed
to their publication in this Website. John is a member of the Light Railway Research Society of Australia.
Overview (based on information
from John Thompson)
In January 1965, approval was sought and received from the property
owner for the dismantling and removal of the old rails.
work was undertaken by a team led by the late Ron Kain - John Thompson, a friend of Ron, participated in the
recovery work. Ron had intended to use the rails for construction of another scenic
railway, 7.25 inches gauge, around his large sloping hillside property in Sandells Rd,
The dismantling work was undertaken in tbe first quarter of 1965; the rails were slid down
the hill and loaded on to a large tandem trailer, then taken to the Tecoma property,
where they were stacked and stored.
The proposed Tecoma railway never eventuated and
the owner sold the property and moved to live in Walhalla, where he started
the Walhalla and Thomson River Steam Tramway project.
is not known what happened to the rails.