Extras: Collarenebri - The Railway that Never Was

Collarenebri, a tiny town in northern New South Wales, was destined to have a railway station...until a local government decision put a stop to it, leaving the railway line stranded nine miles from the town. Here are some extra photographs relating to Collarenebri and Pokataroo railway station:

 The remains of the buffer at the end of the Pokataroo/Collarenebri railway line.

The remains of the buffer at the end of the Pokataroo/Collarenebri railway line.

 The earthworks beneath the old railway line is now home to rabbits.

The earthworks beneath the old railway line is now home to rabbits.

 The base of the jib crane.

The base of the jib crane.

 The jib crane base and old farmhouses in Pokataroo.

The jib crane base and old farmhouses in Pokataroo.

 A tree grows up through the disused railway line. (2002.)

A tree grows up through the disused railway line. (2002.)

 Some of the old lines have been plowed up, resulting in a tangled mess of steel. (2002.)

Some of the old lines have been plowed up, resulting in a tangled mess of steel. (2002.)

 The remains of the buffer. This photograph is from 2002, before the wooden structure had rotted away and collapsed.

The remains of the buffer. This photograph is from 2002, before the wooden structure had rotted away and collapsed.

 Track joint.

Track joint.

 A nearby rail bridge.

A nearby rail bridge.

 Pokataroo by night.

Pokataroo by night.