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Yugar Railway Tunnel Memorial : 04-08-2012
Yugar Railway Tunnel Memorial : 04-08-2012

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The memorial marks the site of the Yugar Railway Tunnel which formed part of the now closed Ferny Grove - Dayboro railway line. The line was closed by the Queensland Government in 1955 due to declining traffic. The University of Queensland now uses the tunnel for research into bat colonies.


Address:McDowalls & Mount Sampson Roads , Yugar, 4520
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.345282
Long: 152.874101
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1997
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Yugar Railway Tunnel

The tunnel in the gully below this site was built in 1918 and is the only railway tunnel in the Pine Rivers Shire. Measuring 269ft (82m) long, this concrete tunnel came into use on the 3rd March 1919 when the Samford to Samsonvale section of the Dayboro railway line was opened for traffic.

It's useful life as a railway tunnel ceased on 1st July 1955 with the closure of the Ferny Grove to Dayboro section of the line due to declining traffic.

After its closure, the northern end of the tunnel and the gully in which it was situated was used as a rubbish tip until 1983, when the tunnel came under the control of the University of Queensland for the purpose of research into the bat colonies that live within the tunnel.

This memorial was erected by the Pine Rivers Shire Council, Rotary Club of Samford Valley, Samford Historical Museum Society and Samford Progress Association - 1997

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au