Dallarnil (Isis) Branch Line
#1
Now that I'm working in the Childers area, I am interested in looking around to see what remains of the former Isis branch line.

Having no idea about the history of the line does anybody how easy it is to access the line etc and are there any articles, track diagrams etc about the line in any of the ARHS publications.

So far, some of the guys at work have shown me some old culverts etc that are near the local sugar mill's lines and I have found the remains of an old signal post between Childers and Doolbi.

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#2
(27-Mar-2011, 05:23 PM)Bluey Wrote: Now that I'm working in the Childers area, I am interested in looking around to see what remains of the former Isis branch line.

Having no idea about the history of the line does anybody how easy it is to access the line etc and are there any articles, track diagrams etc about the line in any of the ARHS publications.

So far, some of the guys at work have shown me some old culverts etc that are near the local sugar mill's lines and I have found the remains of an old signal post between Childers and Doolbi.

Bluey,
Maybe ask John Browning (LRRSA). ISTR him showing us a few places when we were all up there.
I can't immediately recal any old articles in Bulletin magazine that covered this line.
ISTR an old QR goods shed alongside the 2ft line there somewhere. It has been a long while since I graced the area with my presence though.

I do remember that Childers had the biggest bastard insects I have ever seen, spiders, beetles, moths, you name it, they must have been into the local steroid supplies.



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#3
(27-Mar-2011, 05:57 PM)PNR5004 Wrote: I do remember that Childers had the biggest bastard insects I have ever seen, spiders, beetles, moths, you name it, they must have been into the local steroid supplies.

As a regular visitor to Childers (my mother lives there) I must say I have never experienced this phenomenon, neither has my mother ever mentioned such.

Every time I drive through Dallarnil I look around for any evidence of the old station location, but so far I have not seen anything. Perhaps it wasn't near the main road?
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#4
Bluey,

It is fairly easy to follow the old alignment using Google Earth or Google Maps. http://goo.gl/maps/ELHw is Isis Junction on the NCL, and Isis Mill uses it from Horton to Cordalba.

http://goo.gl/maps/3Y05 is where Doolbi Mill was located. The old chimney was still standing when I was there a few years ago.

http://goo.gl/maps/Qkoq is where the mill line branches off to the north east and the Isis Branch turns to the west. It looks like you might be able to drive on most of it from there to Booyal as it appears to be a forestry road now.

Not sure what this old structure is: http://goo.gl/maps/R0EX Maybe an old road bridge over the line?

A cutting under the Booyal - Dallarnil road. http://goo.gl/maps/fU6H

Spadge, The old shed in the Cordalba Yard was once the QR goods shed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83791520@N00/2639224318/
#5
The 2-foot line through Childers on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway actually runs on the old alignment...and if I remember correctly the Childers-Woodgate road follows the line towards Isis Junction for a way, there used to be an abandoned semaphore beside the road back in the eighties.
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#6
Interesting thread.

Looks like quite a significant bridge still intact here.
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#7
(27-Mar-2011, 09:58 PM)rowie Wrote: Spadge, The old shed in the Cordalba Yard was once the QR goods shed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/83791520@N00/2639224318/

Thanksfor identifying MrRowie.
Knew there was one around there somewhere.

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#8
(27-Mar-2011, 07:10 PM)Graham4405 Wrote: As a regular visitor to Childers (my mother lives there) I must say I have never experienced this phenomenon, neither has my mother ever mentioned such.

Maybe it is limited to the motel, perhaps some weird scientific experiment by the owner.
Certainly was cause for much discussion in the room that night.
Perhaps our Sydney insects are just normally smaller than Queensland ones.
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#9
Isis Mill began clearing the old formation last week for an extension of their cane railway network to Booyal.
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#10
I know this is an old thread, but this may assist or interest the original question. It doesn't have a lot of "what's left now" but it shows the station layouts of what there was. http://sigq.weebly.com/store/p1/Safework...ranch.html
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