Old Ghan rail line find excites ghost town restoration volunteers at Farina in outback SA

 

News article: Old Ghan rail line find excites ghost town restoration volunteers at Farina in outback SA

Volunteers restoring parts of an outback ghost town in South Australia are excited to have found a section of the old Ghan rail route.

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Volunteers restoring parts of an outback ghost town in South Australia are excited to have found a section of the old Ghan rail route.

They said trestle bridges which kept the old train above the floodplains back in the 19th century had been identified near the ghost town of Farina.

The volunteers have made annual winter pilgrimages to Farina since 2009 to painstakingly restore the bakery, stone walls and other structures of what was once a thriving outback mining town.

"We don't put a timeline on it but to us it evolves [and] working on one particular project opens up another," volunteer Tom Harding told 891 ABC Adelaide.
Old Ghan rail line find excites ghost town restoration volunteers at Farina in outback SA

Further old ghan infrastructure uncovered sounds cool.

The photo in the news item shows the steamer crossing in the flood waters.  Surprising no steam from the bottom of the loco?

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