Down - Tooborac to McIvor Road


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Grade: 3303_05

The line leaves the Tooborac Station Ground on a downward grade on Bank 50, crossing a 3' barrel culvert, enters a shallow Cutting 40, enters a 40C radius left curve, enters Bank 49, cuts a fence, crosses a culvert, enters cutting 39, straightens near the exit, enters Bank 48, crosses a 5 x 11' openings bridge over an unnamed watercourse, cuts a fence, crosses a named Road to Seymour PCR Crossing without gates, raised by 8.57'

The line then enters Crown land, via Cutting 38, passes a quarry, and enters the future site of the McIvor Timber and Firewood Company.


McIvor Timber

McIvor Timber Sidingn detail.


The line enters Bank 47, crossing x 5 x 7' openings bridge, runs on a surface formation, , enters a 50C radius right curve, enters low Bank 46, to cross named Road to Costerfield (Major's Line Road) PCR Crossing without gates, raised 2.3', with a fence on each side, reaching the 37M point - 64M 1C 94L from Melbourne.

Continuing the down grade, the line enters shallow Cutting 37, enters short Bank 45, straightens, crosses a 5 x 11' openings bridge, through shallow Cutting 36, into low Bank 44, crossing a culvert, entering Cutting 35, then Bank 43, crosses a culvert, ends the curve, enters Cutting 34, enters Bank 42 on the level, crosses a 4' x 4' arch culvert, enters Cutting 33, crosses a culvert on a surface formation, straightens, enters a shallow Cutting 32, then Bank 41 on the level, crossing a 2' barrel culvert, another 2' barrel culvert, passes a diverted watercourse, enters Cutting 31, crosses another 2' barrel culvert, enters Bank 38, straightens and reaches the 36M point - 65M 1C 94L from Melbourne.


Ballast Pits - M C L.

Weston Langford, Engineer, (dec. 2014) visited locations on the Wandong, Heathcote and Sandhurst line in 1957. This was just one year before the Sandhurst-Heathcote section closed and he made simple hand drawings of the track infrastructure that he encountered.

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Weston Langford's hand drawn plan.

One of the locations visited was what he has called Ballast Pits and he has shown the location as 64 and 3/4 miles. This places it at approximately 1.386km. North of the Tooborac-Major's Line Road, near the present day intersection of Harding's Lane and the Northern Highway. He has shown 'crusher' on the plan but it is not known if a crusher was on site at the time of his visit.


The line progresses on Bank 38 on the level, enters a 40C radius right curve, enters Cutting 30, Bank 37, crosses a culvert, enters Cutting 29, enters Bank 36 on the level, crosses a culvert, runs through cutting 28, exits and runs on a surface formation, straightens, enters Bank 35, crosses a double culvert, enters Cutting 27, Bank 34, crosses a 3 x 11' openings bridge over an unnamed watercourse, enters Cutting 26, exits on a down grade, crosses an unnamed PCR Crossing without gates, raised 2.16', followed by a culvert, short Cutting 25, short Bank 33 with a culvert, commences a 60C radius left curve, enters short Cutting 24, short Bank 32 with a culvert, and enters Cutting 23 near the 35M point - 66M 1C 94L from Melbourne.

Continuing on a down grade through Cutting 23, the line enters Bank 31, crosses a culvert, enters Cutting 22, Bank 30, crosses a 3' barrel culvert, enters Cutting 21, followed by Bank 29, crosses a 7 x 11' openings bridge, continues on a surface formation, straightens, cuts a fence, crosses an unnamed One Chain Road PCR Crossing without gates, raised 1.21', continues to Bank 28, enters another surface formation, Bank 27 on the level with a 5 x 7' openings bridge, enters Cutting 20 on a down grade, enters a 40C radius right curve and reaches the 34M point - 67M 1C 94L from Melbourne.

Grade: 3303_03

Continuing on the level on Bank 26, the line crosses a 5 x 7' openings bridge, the curve ends, the line cuts a fence, crosses a culvert, commences a slight down grade and enters Cutting 19. This leads to Bank 25, crossing a culvert, a surface forming where a culvert is crossed, into Cutting 18, cuts a fence, enters Bank 24 on the level, enters an 80C radius left curve, crosses a culvert, enters Bank 23 on the level, crosses a 5 x 7' openings bridge over an unnamed watercourse, enters Cutting 17 on a slight down grade, the curve ends, the line enters Bank 22 on the level, crossing a 5 x 7' openings bridge over an unnamed watercourse, enters Cutting 16 on a slight up grade, enters a 40C left curve, near the exit, exits the cutting on the level, commences a slight down grade into Bank 21, crosses a 4' x 4' arch culvert, enters Cutting 15, cuts a fence, enters Bank 20, crosses a culvert, enters Cutting 14 near the 33M point - 68M 1C 94L from Melbourne.

The line crosses a culvert in Bank 19, enters Cutting 14, passes a diverted watercourse, the curve ends, the line enters Bank 18, cuts a fence, levels at a 17 x 15' openings bridge over named McIvor Creek, exits the bridge on a slight up grade through Cutting 13, cuts 2 fences, enters Bank 17, continues on a surface forming and commences a slight down grade.

It then cuts a fence, crosses a culvert, crosses an unnamed road (Northern Highway) PCR Crossing with 18'6" gates, raised 1.76', entering Bank 16 within the crossing and exiting through a fence and entering the McIvor Road Station Ground.


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