I've been embarking on an ambitious plan to try and create a map of the entire NSW rural passenger rail network at its maximum extent in a schematic service map style (like the CityRail map). Here's a link to what I've done so far. And here's a link to a sample close-up.
Greyed stations and lines represent those that have closed to passenger traffic. Each line represents a service, not necessarily a track or track pair - basically, like the CityRail network map.
What I'm having trouble with is how to draw how the branch lines' joins to the main lines. Without the timetables, I can't really ascertain which branch lines just ran as a shuttle to the nearest main line station, which ones ran to the nearest major town on the main line and which ones ran all the way to Sydney.
If anyone can fill me in on the destination(s) for each of the following branch lines (or let me know if they never had passenger service), I would greatly appreciate it.
Once the map is done, I'll release it in zoomable high resolution.
Ballina Branch, Barraba Branch, Binnaway - Werris Creek Line, Boggabilla Branch, Casino - Bonalbo Line, Dorrigo Branch, Inverell Branch, Merriwa Branch, Mungindi Line, Murwillumbah Branch, Pokataroo Branch, Sandy Hollow - Gulgong Line, Walgett Branch
Berrima Branch, Blayney - Demondrille Line, Bombala Line, Boorowa Branch, Box Vale Colliery Branch, Burcher Branch, Captains Flat Branch, Corowa Branch, Crookwell Branch, Eugowra Branch, Goondah - Burrinjuck Line, Grenfell Branch, Hay Branch, Holbrook Branch, Kunama Branch, Kywong Branch, Lake Cargelligo Branch, Medway Quarry Branch, Mittagong - Joadja Line, Naradhan Branch, Oaklands Branch, Rand Branch, Rankins Springs Branch, Stockinbingal - Parkes Line, Taralga Branch, Temora - Roto Line, Tocumwal Branch, Tumbarumba Branch, Tumut Branch, Unanderra - Moss Vale Line, Westby Branch, Yanco - Griffith Line, Yass Branch
Brewarrina Branch, Cadia Mine Branch, Cobar Branch, Coolah Branch, Coonamble Branch, Gwabegar Line, Molong - Dubbo Line, Mount Hope Branch, Newnes Line, Oberon Branch, Parkes - Narromine Line, Tarrawingee Line, The Peak Branch, Tottenham Branch, Troy Junction - Merrygoen Line, Wallerawang Colliery Branch, Warren Branch
Balranald Line, Deniliquin Line, Oaklands Branch, Robinvale - Lette Line, Stony Crossing Line, Tocumwal Branch