Adelaide in 1990

 
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Stumbled across these today, old nostalgic footage from a tourist's trip in 1990

A lot has changed!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV4pI2Px5ko



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z9KIQB20dw



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itCXlsIa5Lc

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  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
In 1990 was the Ghan on a single Gauge?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Yes.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Yes.
justapassenger

In that case 1990 Keswick would have BG and SG with both in use.

When was the line from Adelaide to Port Pirie converted to SG?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

In that case 1990 Keswick would have BG and SG with both in use.

When was the line from Adelaide to Port Pirie converted to SG?
JoppaJunction
Early in the 1980s.

Keswick was dual gauge from day one.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
In that case 1990 Keswick would have BG and SG with both in use.

When was the line from Adelaide to Port Pirie converted to SG?
JoppaJunction
The Crystal Brook to Dry Creek standardisation was opened December 82 - extended to Mile End in early 1983

Keswick Terminal was opened in May 1984 - dual gauge from inception as stated.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Great info bingley.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Steamranger's BG Southern Encounter would use APT Keswick before their enforced move to Mount Barker.

I seem to remember a photo or two of the Mount Gambier Bluebirds (BG) and the Broken Hill Bluebirds (SG) both at Platform 1 ready for departure in opposite directions.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Steamranger's BG Southern Encounter would use APT Keswick before their enforced move to Mount Barker.

I seem to remember a photo or two of the Mount Gambier Bluebirds (BG) and the Broken Hill Bluebirds (SG) both at Platform 1 ready for departure in opposite directions.
Pressman
Then there is the story of a Bluebird consist with at least one vehicle of the wrong gauge. it was recognised by the guard when he took the consist list to the driver, he noted that the same car was on a BG or SG train he crewed the day before. Truth? Good story, Yes!
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Ah yes, great stuff. Back when trains (both passenger & freight) were better & more frequent.

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