- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
Why we need the Culcairn – Corowa Rail Trail?
This trail is not open or developed. It is one of 17 potential rail trails in NSW
- Picturesque rural town of Culcairn, on the main Sydney-Melbourne railway line
- Historic towns of Walla Walla and Burrumbuttock
- Corowa on the Murray River is a major tourist centre in the area
- The trail would link up with northern Victorian rail trails in the Wangaratta and Wodonga areas
- Potential to extend the trail further east from Culcairn to Holbrook on the Hume Highway, a distance of 29 km.
This 76 km railway branched off the main southern line at Culcairn. The long-disused rail corridor runs southwest to Corowa through agricultural areas and light-timbered country.
In addition to Walla Walla, the towns of Brocklesby, Burrumbuttock and Balldale are on the trail route.
Important note: This rail trail is not yet open. The alignment is owned and managed by Transport NSW and much of it passes through private property. Trespassing on the alignment is prohibited.
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail will be built.
The line was opened on 3 October 1892 and its main purpose was the transport of wheat. Passenger services ceased in 1975, a time when the widespread closure of country branch-line passenger services occurred. The section from Corowa to Brocklesby was decommissioned in January 1989; the last train ran on that section in January 1988. The section from Brocklesby to Culcairn was decommissioned in December 1991.
Corowa Railway station (2014)
Culcairn looking North (2014)
Culcairn Station - main southern line
Approaching Walla Walla
Along the way...
Balldale Railway (2014)
Brocklesby Trestle (2014)
Timber trestle bridge 2014
No services listed for this rail trail.