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Tabooba Tramway Station Monument commemorates the site of the Tabooba Station on the Beaudesert Tramway Line which operated from Beaudesert to Rathdowney. 

The Beaudesert Shire Tramway was a narrow gauge tramway which operated from Beaudesert to Lamington and Rathdowney in Queensland. It was one of 15 light railways built and operated by Divisional Boards and Shire Councils in Queensland.

The Tabragalba Divisional Board, predecessor of the Beaudesert Shire, proposed the construction of the Tramway in 1899. Approval was granted on 23 October 1901 and the Beaudesert Tramway Committee was formed on 3 March 1902.

The Tramway opened from Beaudesert to Innisplain and Lilybank on 10 October 1903 with Sir Herbert Chermside, Governor of Queensland, officiating at the opening ceremony at Tabooba Junction.

The line was extended to Lamington in October 1910. A branch line from Tabooba to Rathdowney was opened in March 1911. The total cost of construction was £92,770.

The tramway closed in 1944 when road transport became more cost efficient.



Address:Tamrookum Church Road, Tabooba, 4285
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.123547
Long: 152.946699
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1903
Approx. Event End Date:1944
Source: MA
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