Another AN Timetable Question

 
  MichaelBennet Station Master

Does anyone have a timetable for Peterborough and Gladstone passenger runs in the 1970's?  I've got the final timetable for the bluebird in the mid 80's, but wonder what it was like back in the 70's, there must have been more trains back then, possibly even more in the 60's.

Cheers,

Michael

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Does anyone have a timetable for Peterborough and Gladstone passenger runs in the 1970's?  I've got the final timetable for the bluebird in the mid 80's, but wonder what it was like back in the 70's, there must have been more trains back then, possibly even more in the 60's.
"MichaelBennet"

I can give you the timetables in 1966, which is of course SAR days when the Peterborough was a Terowie, if you are interested.
  GN4472 Deputy Commissioner

David

Brill 75s were the main stay of the services except the Saturday morning and holiday trains until the Brills were withdrawn. BBs were used towards the end of the Brills; a driver told me that locals used to listen to the horn and if it was a BB on the evening train they would decide to go to Adelaide the next morning. Once the Brills were withdrawn a loco and one/two cars and a brake were substituted, sometimes even an air con BD car. On these occasions the loco was generally and 830. Otherwise loco hauled consists were generally powered by a 930, with about 5-6 cars.
During the late 60s there was considerable parcel traffic with loading often spilling out of the baggage compartment and taking up one or two seat bays. I did hear elsewhere that for a period there was a particularly aggressive Station Master at VH; he even had beer to a local pub supplied by rail. (Unlike some of the discussion on the OL thread some people don't give up without a fight)

Regards
Ian
steam4ian

My parents rode a Brill to Victor Harbour for their Honeymoon back in 1953. Smile
  GN4472 Deputy Commissioner

And people wonder why there's no passenger services on this line now Wink
VRfan

It depends where you are in Adelaide as to how long it takes to get to Victor Harbour.

From where I live in Elizabeth Vale, to drive to Victor, the best part of an hour has gone and we still haven't left Suburbia.

The train trip may have been long, but it was very scenic and people loved it! - SteamRanger proved that! Smile
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

The train trip may have been long, but it was very scenic and people loved it!
GN4472
Are you sure that needs to be a plural? The other two might have hated it.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

My parents rode a Brill to Victor Harbour for their Honeymoon back in 1953. Smile
GN4472

Explains a lot! Laughing

I took the Brill to VH to go to a Uni freshers' camp in 1966.

In 1982 I took my family of then 3 children to VH on the BlueBird and we stayed 3 nights at the Grosvenor. I was sick of always loading the car to the gunnels every time we took a holiday so going by train we could only take what we could carry that included for a 18 month old who wasn't potty trained. We actually took 4 kids but the youngest didn't see much, she didn't have a womb with a view. The trip was/is definitely scenic but would not want to be any longer.
  MichaelBennet Station Master

I can give you the timetables in 1966, which is of course SAR days when the Peterborough was a Terowie, if you are interested.
duttonbay
That would be awesome thank you!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Adelaide-Terowie DOWN, Mon-Fri
249: Adelaide dep 7:30am, Terowie arr 11:38am (250 Psgr Motor: Mon,Wed,Fri) - connects to Quorn
787: Adelaide dep 6:10pm, Terowie arr 10:25pm (250: Mon-Thur, Pass: Fri) - connects to Broken Hill Tue,Thu; Peterborough daily

UP, Mon-Fri
222: Terowie dep 5:16am, Adelaide arr 9:18am (250: Mon-Fri) - connects from Broken Hill Tue,Thu; Peterborough daily
618: Terowie dep 12:00pm, Adelaide arr 4:10pm (250: Mon,Wed,Fri) - connects from Quorn

Saturday, DOWN
825: Adelaide dep 6:55pm, arr Terowie 11:11pm (250) connects to Peterborough
Sunday, DOWN
787: Adelaide dep 6:10pm, arr 10:15 (250) connects to Broken Hill

Saturday, UP
222: Terowie dep 5:16am, Adelaide arr 9:18am (Pass) connects from Broken Hill
Sunday UP
868: Terowie dep 5:05pm, Adelaide arr 8:55pm (250) connects from Peterborough

The Broken Hill services (as shown in the down direction) ran with a 280. The WTT makes no mention of 100 class cars.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

You also wanted Gladstone?

DOWN
721 dep Adelaide 5:00pm, arr Gladstone 9:08pm (connects to Wilmington and Peterborough)
763 dep Adelaide 5:45pm, arr Gladstone 9:28pm (connects to Wilmington)

UP
334 dep Gladstone 7:15am, arr Adelaide 11:05am (connects from Wilmington and Peterborough)

All services 250 Psgr Motor
  MichaelBennet Station Master

You also wanted Gladstone?

DOWN
721 dep Adelaide 5:00pm, arr Gladstone 9:08pm (connects to Wilmington and Peterborough)
763 dep Adelaide 5:45pm, arr Gladstone 9:28pm (connects to Wilmington)

UP
334 dep Gladstone 7:15am, arr Adelaide 11:05am (connects from Wilmington and Peterborough)

All services 250 Psgr Motor
duttonbay
Was that a daily service?  It's fascinating to see how the state was served back then.  I guess you don't know what you've got until it's gone
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Oops. I missed a bit of important info.  721 was Mon-Fri, 763 Sunday.  334 ran Mon-Sat.  So there was a service in each direction six days a week, but Saturday saw just an up, and Sunday a down.

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