GMR operates a section between Glenreagh station and a point between Lowanna and Ulong stations. This webpage is intended to show people some of these locations found along the Dorrigo branchline line.
The line has various stations, bridges, tunnels and sidings. Thanks to Council’s Engineering Department and Railway Infrastructure Companies, GMR have been able to develop good estimates of costs for different sections of the line.
It is clear that some sections have much higher engineering costs than others. The section from Tallawudjah Creek to Mole Creek Bridge has the highest repair costs with the section of track from Glenreagh Station to Glenreagh West Depot, as well as Mole Creek Bridge 3 to Ulong, the lowest. These engineering estimates will guide Glenreagh Mountain Railway’s direction forward.
The Dorrigo branch line at Glenreagh station yard looking south as it heads towards Glenreagh West via the Orara bridge.The Dorrigo line can just be seen in the grass. It runs parallel to the main line for several hundred metre then heads to the right past the trees.
The approach to the bridge over the Orara River.
The line runs across farm land past the Kangaroo Creekroad.
Approaching the Tallawudja Creek bridge.
Tallawudja Creek approach.
The Tallawudja Creek bridge commences just past the sign between the rails.
From here the line commences it’s climb up the Bushman’s Range to Timber Top and on to Moleton, Lowanna and Dorrigo.
Some Photos of the Line at Timber Top taken in 2008
The work crew on a day out at Timber Top.
The signal box.
This shot was taken in 1984.
The sign board.
The main line, loop and siding.
The signal box and sign board through the under growth.
The sign board again showing the under growth.
The Tank at Moleton
Looking towards the station from the Grafton Street crossing.
Looking towards the station and yard from the Ulong end.
Towards the yard from the Glenreagh end.The station is on the left.
Rolling stock and line from the station looking towards Glenreagh.
Rolling stock at Lowanna in looking towards Ulong.