The Balmoral line was a north-south running cross-country line that connected Hamilton, and ultimately Portland, with Horsham, via the junction at East Natimuk. The line from East Natimuk to Noradjuha officially (and finally) closed in 1986, with the Horsham to East Natimuk closing in October 1988. Noradjuha to Hamilton had been closed since July 1979.
Leaving Horsham the line to Natimuk passes Remlaw. I had an historic photo from Museum Victoria purporting to be a wheat bag stack at Remlaw in 1930.
|Museum Victoria photograph|
|Natimuk today - with the same peppercorn tree & gum tree on the horizon|
|Rows of sugar gums in front of the Remlaw silos|
|The road & rail bridges at Quantong (from 'Power to the rails' by John Scott)|
At Natimuk East, the Carpolac line ran in a curve from the left then down the centre of the photo, while the Balmoral line enters from the right, its platform mound is between the two groups of trees then it runs parallel to the Carpolac one past the silo, where they join and veer right towards Horsham at about the shadowed area.
|The Natimuk East silo shed with the bunkers behind|
|Jallumba, the platform mound is on the left|
|The Jallumba Goods Shed 1989 (from When There were Stations)|
|Site of the Jallumba Goods Shed today - no trace|
|The Carchap bridge the school was on the right|
|The abandoned Toolondo yard, not even the Super works operate from there any more|
|Jeffries in 1980 (VRS photo)|
|The overgrown track at Jeffries today|
|Kanagulk in 1980 (from Winkieg on Flickr)|