The way I understand it is that a non-steam powered railway started between Wallaroo and Kadina and eventually became a steam powered service.
From there a line was built connecting to Port Wakefield. Was that before the line to Snowtown. What years for both lines?
I understand that a broad gauge train arrived first to Moonta in 1927, painting on supermarket in Moonta.
When did each section stop running? and I assume that the line to Snowtown stayed open later because it was less windy or was it because Port Wakefield to Balaklava was closed?
I understand that when the Standard gauge from Crystal Brook to Adelaide was completed in 1983, then a third rail was added all the way to Wallaroo. But there was still broad gauge from Brinkworth thas that line been removed, I have been to Snowtown yet other than by rail or bus passing through.
I know there was a tourist railway between Wallaroo and Bute and it closed in 2009
I did a drive around Yorke Peninsula basically from Kadina down the west coast to Marion bay then across to Edithburgh then North via Ardrossan. I did notice a lot of cereal crops and large silos at Ardrossan. Was there ever any plans to have a railway line South of Moonta?
I know there are a lot of ports down there so I imagine that's why no railway lines where ever built and that it is basically reasonable distance of carting between the central inland and the sea parts of the peninsula
Anymore information or suggestions on further reading would be much appreciated