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Bright railway line

 

Bright railway line

Bright railway line, Victoria
Line details
Fate Closed
Tracks Single
Former connections Joined North East line at Bowser, Yackandandah line branched off at Everton.
Rail transport in Victoria
Benella - Bright rail ticket 1978

The Bright Line in Victoria (Australia) was constructed as a branch from the previously constructed line to Beechworth, with the Bright Line branching at Everton. The line followed the Ovens Valley initially as far as Myrtleford and later extended to Bright.

The line carried a variety of traffic, including many tourists to Mount Buffalo, where the Victorian Railways operated the Mount Buffalo Chalet. The line closed in the 1980s, initially between Bright and Myrtleford, and eventually all the way back to the junction at Bowser (the Beechworth Line from Everton having been dismantled earlier).

During the late 1990s the line was converted into the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, and became very popular with cyclists. The station at Bright is maintained as a museum.

Line guide

References

Larsen, Wal (1983). The Ovens Valley Railway. Bright: self published.  

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