Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

Growth through innovation - sustainable tourism

Background

This project is one of three Government supported pilot projects in NSW involving closure of a disused public railway for conversion to a rail trail for recreational use.

The rail trail from Tumbarumba to Rosewood will be the first for NSW and is slated to deliver a vibrant, revitalized corridor for walking and cycling in the Snowy Valleys region.

The Trail

Approximately 22km in length, the trail will run between Albury Street, Tumbarumba and McEachern Lane,
Rosewood.

There are two proposed trail heads. The first is the Tumbarumba heritage listed landmark 'Wolters Cottages' and the second is located in the centre of Rosewood at the local park. Both trail heads have facilities for parking and toilets.

The trail will be designed to be enjoyed by walkers, runners, and cyclists, with the sealed surface also allowing access for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

High quality interpretative and informative signage will be installed to tell a range of stories
related to historical, environmental and agricultural interest. Seating, picnic facilities and amenities
will also be provided.

The Project

About a third of the proposed trail is located within public road reserves, with about two thirds located within/adjacent to parcels of private land. About 0.8km is located outside the corridor along the footpaths of public roads at the Tumbarumba end.

The project involves converting the original rail corridor into a 2.5m wide trail with a sealed surface, contained within a fenced corridor.

It is proposed to remove the rails and sleepers and construct a sealed surface, while maintaining/restoring other railway artifacts including bridges, signs and station infrastructure.


Growth through innovation - sustainable tourism

Background

This project is one of three Government supported pilot projects in NSW involving closure of a disused public railway for conversion to a rail trail for recreational use.

The rail trail from Tumbarumba to Rosewood will be the first for NSW and is slated to deliver a vibrant, revitalized corridor for walking and cycling in the Snowy Valleys region.

The Trail

Approximately 22km in length, the trail will run between Albury Street, Tumbarumba and McEachern Lane,
Rosewood.

There are two proposed trail heads. The first is the Tumbarumba heritage listed landmark 'Wolters Cottages' and the second is located in the centre of Rosewood at the local park. Both trail heads have facilities for parking and toilets.

The trail will be designed to be enjoyed by walkers, runners, and cyclists, with the sealed surface also allowing access for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

High quality interpretative and informative signage will be installed to tell a range of stories
related to historical, environmental and agricultural interest. Seating, picnic facilities and amenities
will also be provided.

The Project

About a third of the proposed trail is located within public road reserves, with about two thirds located within/adjacent to parcels of private land. About 0.8km is located outside the corridor along the footpaths of public roads at the Tumbarumba end.

The project involves converting the original rail corridor into a 2.5m wide trail with a sealed surface, contained within a fenced corridor.

It is proposed to remove the rails and sleepers and construct a sealed surface, while maintaining/restoring other railway artifacts including bridges, signs and station infrastructure.


  • Rail Trail Project Team Meet

    11 months ago
    20181112   rail trail working group 2

    The SVC Rail Trail Project Team had a productive meeting today with Friends of the Rail Trail, the Tumbarumba Historical Society and consultancy group Parklands Albury Wodonga.

    #SVC #tumbarumbrailtrail #sustainabletourism


    The SVC Rail Trail Project Team had a productive meeting today with Friends of the Rail Trail, the Tumbarumba Historical Society and consultancy group Parklands Albury Wodonga.

    #SVC #tumbarumbrailtrail #sustainabletourism


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  • Rail Removal Trial

    about 1 year ago
    20180719 084233

    Approximately 200m of rail and sleepers were successfully removed from a section of the rail trail as part of a trial run to see what removal processes were practical and efficient.

    An air-compressor driven rattle gun was used to remove some heavily rusted and corroded nuts and bolts holding the lines together, and an excavator with grab attachment was the successful method used to remove the rails.


    Approximately 200m of rail and sleepers were successfully removed from a section of the rail trail as part of a trial run to see what removal processes were practical and efficient.

    An air-compressor driven rattle gun was used to remove some heavily rusted and corroded nuts and bolts holding the lines together, and an excavator with grab attachment was the successful method used to remove the rails.


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  • Survey Tender Awarded

    about 1 year ago

    Candence Consulting Surveyors Pty Ltd have been awarded the survey contract for Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.

    The scope of works incorporated into the survey tender includes a boundary survey of the full rail trail corridor and a detailed feature survey of the corridor, for the purposes of design and a draft and final set of drawings.

    Survey works, and final drawings are expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.

    Candence Consulting Surveyors Pty Ltd have been awarded the survey contract for Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.

    The scope of works incorporated into the survey tender includes a boundary survey of the full rail trail corridor and a detailed feature survey of the corridor, for the purposes of design and a draft and final set of drawings.

    Survey works, and final drawings are expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.