A Trip Down Under to the Aramac Tramway
The Aramac Tramway opened Aramac, Queensland, Australia to the rest of the Australian Railway Network at Barcaldine, QLD.
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Tramways in Australia were railways that were owned and/or operated by local authorities as opposed to part of the larger state railway networks. Aramac had several times lobbied for a railway connection but was rejected each time, with the nearest rail line 41 miles away at Barcaldine.
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Finally in 1913 they completed their own tramway line to connect to the rail network. World War I would impact traffic in its infancy, and a cyclone in the 1920's further hampered operations.
Ultimately the line survived at a loss until 1975, becoming the last locally owned tramway in Queensland to close. The Aramac Station survives today as the Aramac Tramway Museum.