Back in the 2010/11 floods some of the track was washed away and left hanging in mid air, plenty of us thought that would be curtains for the line. However there was a very big harvest that year and Jeparit and Rainbow had large quantities of grain, too much to be trucked, so the then Gov't gave it a spruce up and it's been operating ever since.
The last couple of years have seen record breaking harvest's and I reckon the year before last, the whole West Wimmera was carrying the can for most of the state.
This year has seen another good refurbishment of the line, with even, believe it or not some concrete sleepers added to the infrastructure https://www.dimboolacourier.com.au/news.php?newsid=5124https://www.dimboolacourier.com.au/news.php?newsid=5148https://www.dimboolacourier.com.au/news.php?newsid=5157https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11363738.htm
That should give ya an idea of what has been going on, anyway you'll soon find out. cheers.
oh yeah, nearly forgot, it was when the line was reopened after the floods, that the Yaapeet section got the shaft, can't remeber if GrainCorp called or V/Line or Victrack who ever is in charge of the line.