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Escape to Linville

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Published August 27th 2020
Moore, on the D'Aguliar Highway, is an interesting wee town mainly dominated by cafes for the passing trade. A great stop for motorbike outings. However 7 km from Moore, there is the charming wee town of Linville.

Old Linville Station

Located on the Brisbane rail-trail, I'm sure its gets many people passing by, especially push-bike riders. However, the first thing to take my notice was the old railway station. The station itself had been lovingly restored, but the railway carriages beside it were just left to deteriorate with age. Certainly a different look. The first train to arrive in Linville was in 1910. This allowed the timber industry to develop and much later the cattle industry. In 1920, some land was allocated to returning soldiers, who would have developed the area.

Deteriorating railway carriages

The magnificent old two story hotel dominates the town. They serve lunch and dinner for visitors. As there is a 20 hour overnight free camping spot across the road next to the station, I'm sure they get a lot of diners. There were plenty of vans there when I visited.

Linville Hotel

The war memorial commemorates those who served in World War One. It has a captured machine gun as part of the memorial, which is of significance to the local men who went to war.

Linville War Memorial

There is a general store which I'm sure caters to the needs of the locals. I found small bags of shelled pecans and pumpkins for sale in a wheelbarrow on the side of the road nearby, so I happily purchased I each of the them.

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Where: In the Somerset Region of south east Queensland, Australia
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