The Wonthaggi Line was developed as a branch off the main line to South Gippsland branching off at Nyora. It's main purpose was to serve the coal mining areas around Wonthaggi. The line actually extended a short distance beyond Wonthaggi to the mining area. With the reduction of coal mining activities and despite the potential for a passenger service to be developed to Phillip Island this line closed in the late 1970s.
The southern section of this line has now been converted into a rail trail between Anderson and Wonthaggi with the substantial trestle bridge at Kilcunda restored.
Glen Forbes Station