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Thanks so much for leaving us this record of your knowledge of the South Australian Railways John. It's an important and entertaining historical record that will be highly valued for many decades to c ...

Thanks for your thoughts GeoffreyHansen. We haven't done a petition previously as they are usually ignored by MPs, and are mainly useful to gather publicity for more support.

Getting the roundhous ...

You're quite right Dylan, when the Mt Gambier broad gauge line was opened there was a massive celebration. From the heritage nomination form:

"The completion of the broad gauge line in June 1953 wa ...

Cheers Dangersdan707

* re NRM, Bob Sampson's sugestion was to check Commissioners reports which has been done

* State Records helpfully dug up a list of Mt Gambier files over an 80 year period, at ...

Thanks for the information BrentonGolding. I spoke to Johnny about a month ago and he was well, but couldn't afford to maintain his website in the future. Fortunately as you discovered it seems to be  ...

A [url=]local community group is fighting to save the [url=]Mount Gambier railway roundhouse a ...

Posted 20 Jun 2017 17:22 in South Australia by touring

Thanks Rick


Posted 20 Jun 2017 10:17 in South Australia by touring

I managed to find an [url=]archived copy of the RailSA website, but unfortunately the map data was not included. Have ...

Posted 18 Jun 2017 10:51 in South Australia by touring

Thanks BrentonGolding, the map from Johnny's Pages certainly underlines the huge size of the old rail network. It's helpful, but I was thinking of planning a road trip and the geolocated stations on t ...

Posted 16 Jun 2017 11:17 in South Australia by touring

The now defunct RailSA website had a great map of historical rail lines around SA, presumably overlaid onto a Google map. Does anyone know whether it still exists on another site, or has it been lost?

Interesting! I didn't see any railcars that looked like that in the material I got.

From the Wattle Range council website:

"Construction of the Jetty was commenced in 1878 and was originally intended to be 4,000 feet long with a T head, but owing to many problems with the contractor ...

Which is why I said "like" Smile
Sorry, but I'm unwilling to breach the museum's copyright - my aim was simply to let people know about the exhibition, as nobody else seems to have publicised it. In f ...

There is at least one photo of [url= 1.htm]a loco like this in the exhibition.

An early steam engine at Beachport is described in the display as WX 15, and a Brill railcar is shown designated "railmotor 105 1950s".

A new exhibition is opening at the Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum about the history of the line to Millicent and Mt Gambier. The story is told on a series of colourful interpretive panels u ...

I can't guarantee it's the same one, but I took this photo returning to Adelaide from Sedan in 2014. It's labelled "railway bridge south of Cambrai".

Posted 30 Jul 2016 11:06 in South Australia by touring

[url=]Gawler Now and Then are the fonts of all knowledge about Gawler and districts. Browse their website and give them a call after you troll through their huge on ...

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Posted 27 Jan 2016 10:58 in South Australia by touring

You will find some helpful information in this article.

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Posted 06 May 2015 10:17 in South Australia by touring

There's a recent photo of it in here, together with several other mid north stations:

[color=#141823][size=2][font=Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]The Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum in the Riverland has been an attraction for nearly 30 years. ...

You won't find plans here, but there are historical images:

Posted 20 Jan 2015 09:44 in South Australia by touring

Thanks for the potted history lesson Bogong - fascinating!

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