|Type||Victorian Railways passenger service|
|Opened||8 May 1888|
|Closed||4 December 1958|
|Line length||18 km (11 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single|
The Thorpdale railway line, which ran from Moe to Thorpdale, is a closed railway line in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
Distances from Southern Cross station shown.
Thorpdale railway line
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