Enhancing the High Country Rail Trail (Victoria)

Over an extended period, Tallangatta and Bonegilla High Country Rail Trail volunteers and staff from Parklands Albury Wodonga have been working on a project to enhance the experience of trail users.  The end product is many interpretive signs along the edges of the High Country Rail Trail from Wodonga to Shelley station.

The interpretive boards provide a description or detailed information about the location where each board is installed. Information may be a local story about the people who lived in the area, derailments of a train, the seasonal plants and flowers indigenous to the area, or simply historical information about the locomotives used on the line between Tallangatta and Cudgewa.

Walkers on the trail around Tallangatta, near the goods shed, would have noticed several boards detailing the different locomotives that were used on the line in the past. Thanks to Ray Crispin and Bernard Smith for the many photos and the associated information.

The printing of the signs was funded by the Building Better Regions Fund grant for the “Bridging the Gap on the Tallangatta to Shelley rail trail” project.

Distance markers have been installed to provide the rider or walker with an indication of the distance to Tallangatta, or other destinations along the trail.

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Impressive seat sculputure and sponsor sign at Dry Forest Creek (Kerry Love)
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Shelley station sign (Kerry Love)
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Information on some of the locomotives regularly used on the line
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