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Buderim Tramway Heritage Trail - Trail Description

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Buderim Tramway Heritage Trail

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Type: Tramway trail
Location: Sunshine Coast Council 100 km from Brisbane
Start/end: Buderim to Forest Glen
Status: Open
Length open: 2km
Surface: Compacted earth, Sealed
Terrain: Mountainous/ Rainfroest
Best seasons: All year
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Sign at start of trail. Telco rd Buderim
Sign at start of trail. Telco rd Buderim
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes
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Details

Features

The standard of this trail is good, but care must be taken during wet weather due to slippery pathways.

The trail is only suitable for walking. Horse and bikes are not suitable for this trail.

Personal mobility vehicles would be able to access the first 800m. The entrance has a sealed zig zag path,while the rest is compacted earth.

There are no toilets or water along this trail

Mobile phone coverage is fair to good.

Description

 General

Access to this trail is on the corner of Mons and Telco Road, Buderim  (2Km from Buderim Town Centre) with parking on the left hand side of  Telco Road. The path down to the trail is on the right hand side of Telco road and is well sign posted.

 The site of the original TELCO Station is about 100m towards Buderim from the parking area. From the entrance it is all downhill to theMONS Station site(1100m from the start) and the trail continues on to Liana Place (2km) which is the current end of this trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

This Tramway was built to narrow guage (2'6") and left the QGR at Palmwoods Station.

No part of the orginal line remains, but there are some sleepers still visible on the walking trail.

The part of the current QR line that runs behind the Palmwoods station is known as the Buberim Loop.

 

Station along this line were,

 Chevallum, ForestGlen, Mons , Telco, Glenmount and Buderim.There was a siding with a crane called Guys Siding near the Buderim end of the line.

The first train ran on 1st December 1914 and the line was officially opened on the 15 th June 1915.

It was closed on 10th August 1935.

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 Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway

July 2013

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Email or click here: qld@railtrails.org.au.

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News

News

Come and enjoy the Buderim Tramway Centenary June 20 (S.E. QLD)

(Posted: 05/06/15)

Come and enjoy the celebrations for the Centenary of the Palmwoods to Buderim Tramway Centenary.

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