The railway line between Dimboola and Rainbow is once again available for trains to transport grain from the Graincorp storages at Rainbow and Jeparit.

Having been ‘booked out of service’ due to track condition in the middle of last year the line appeared to sit idle for the next eight months leading to some speculation that it had been closed permanently.

After some publicity over its fate in February, several crews commenced working from the Rainbow end early in March with the replacement of some of the older sleepers the most obvious task undertaken.

It is unknown when the next train will travel over the line, but with the two active grain receival sites both appearing to still hold a large quantity of grain it is anticipated that the return of trains will reduce the number of trucks on the adjacent roads hauling grain destined for export.

Above - some of the equipment used to replace sleepers on the Rainbow railway line while working in the section between Antwerp and Tarranyurk two weeks ago.