Goulburn Crookwell Railway
State Railway services on the line were suspended in 1989.
This line has never been "officially" closed.
Goulburn is a major railway centre located on the main southern line and is in active service to freight and passenger trains. Goulburn is also the start of the Crookwell Branch.
Crookwell is the lines terminus. Passenger services were suspended in 1979 with freight shortly thereafter. The line remained open for Steam tours in 1983 and 1985, 1985 being the last time a train of any sort ran the length of the line.
Crookwell is a significant surviving pioneer terminus station and yard with most elements intact from the date of opening in 1902. It represents an early period of growth by the railways to areas of marginal revenue. This then was reflected in economic constraints causing a cutting back on the cost of railway construction. It is the best surviving such complex in the State and contributes to the townscape of Crookwell. The site retains its setting and significant details such as basins, signs, plantings.
The New South Wales Heritage Office
ABOUT GOULBURN CROOKWELL RAILWAY
This site is a tribute to the Goulburn to Crookwell branch line.
Here you will find a history notes and photographs of the now out of service line.
The junction for the line was located just north of the North Goulburn signal box which was adjacent to Blackshaw Road level crossing in Goulburn. Both were removed some time ago.
Of the sidings on the line only the Supertex siding, Kenmore passing loop and the Crookwell yards exist today. Most Stations on the line were closed in 1975.
Station and Sidings:
North Goulburn Juction
Crookwell Railway Station 2004