The Broken Hill line branched off the Main Western line at Orange and was opened to Molong in 1885. It was extended to Parkes and Forbes in 1893. This line was extended from Parkes to Bogan Gate and Condobolin in 1898 and Roto and Trida in 1919.Why is the Broken Hill line so important?
It covers some of the most arid country in the state. On the way it passes through Parkes, one of the major freight interchange points of the network. Today it is an important link for east/west rail operations in Australia.Is the Broken Hill line a narrow gauge line?
In the past, Broken Hill was the terminus of the line, with a narrow gauge line continuing west. However, in 1969 this was replaced with a standard gauge line, as part of the national gauge standardisation process.Where is the line of Lode Lookout in Broken Hill?
The Line of Lode Lookout and Miner's Memorial is a dramatic, iconic structure on the edge of the mullock heap that dissects Broken Hill. The memorial to the 800+ miners who lost their lives working… The Line of Lode Lookout and Miner's Memorial is a dramatic, iconic structure on the edge of the mullock heap that dissects Broken Hill.