After the Closure - Part 1

Design and Operations
Gallery One
Gallery Two
Gallery Three
Gallery Four
After the Closure - Part 1
After the Closure - Part 2
After the Closure - Part 3
After the closure - Part 4
After the Closure - Part 5
After the closure - Part 6
After the closure - Part 7
After the closure - Part 8
After the closure - Part 9
After the closure - Page 10
After the closure - Part 11
History Timeline - 1840s to 1997
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 1)
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 2)
History Gallery - 1971 to 1972 (Part 3)
Present Day Images Part 1
Present Day Images Part 2
Present Day Images Part 3
NEW! Present Day Images - 2015
Location Maps
Parish Map
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road - history
About the Author, and his Photo Galleries
Pictorial Heritage of Victoria
References, Further Reading and Acknowledgements

As discussed elsewhere in this Project, the Railway ceased operations in 1961 due to non-compliance with safety requirements.
The 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.
The 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, Tecoma.
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.
It is not known what happened to the rails.

1965 - vegetation has grown (John Thompson)