This route runs parallel with the New England Highway and access is gained at Dalveen in the north. It takes in some of the Granite Belt’s fruit orchards through the villages and hamlets of Cottonvale, Thulimbah and The Summit. Thulimbah and The Summit are a Mecca for those tempted by palate pleasers. The railway line was the premise for the establishment of our many northern villages and hamlets. In 1881, the construction of the Southern Border Railway Line employed 900 people.