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I heard on the grapevine that the crossing at Murray Street in Gawler will be removed as part of the electrification project.

Is this only affecting the ones that have been fitted with the new engines.

Has GWA landed it's lease of the Barossa Line back to the Government?

I can't see trains returning to the Barossa, well at least in the comeing decade. The only thing I see that could be viable is  ...

Posted 05 Apr 2019 20:48 in South Australia by AN830

There not actually that much usable coal at Leigh Creek, while there a lot still in the deposit, its getting fairly deep so your actually getting to point where it takes more energy to get the coal ou ...

Thevenard to Kevin will remain open under GWA management, but its last one in SA that is except for the Darwin line.

Have GWA handed any lines back to SA Government? I did hear the Barossa might b ...

The Limestone Coast Railway was good, what killed it for them was the lack of volunteers and the local council weren't real supportive of it either.

Posted 11 Jun 2018 11:30 in South Australia by AN830

The only line that GWA has handed back to the Government is the Mount Gambier line, that was included in sale in 1997 but was handed back to state soon after.

Doesn't really matter who controls th ...

Just heard on the grapevine, that Leigh Creek line will be ripped up next year. Apparently the land holders in area have been consulted about the line been removed.

Posted 18 Oct 2017 22:00 in South Australia by AN830

Lasts Trains

Burra 2004 light engine movement, grain trains stopped around 1999

North of Roseworthy 2005

Roseworthy early 2008

Appamurra 2004

Kappinne 2002

Buckleboo 2004

GWA also had a ...

Posted 16 Oct 2017 11:33 in South Australia by AN830

Most track still exist between Burra and Gawler abit over the level crossing at Hanson has been removed, track near Stockport has been washed away and sleepers burnt out just North of Roseworthy.

Well thats all folks for the Leigh Creek Railway Line, as of the 31st of July 2017 Flinders Power has handed the line back to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

The line is  ...

Posted 06 Jul 2017 22:39 in South Australia by AN830

The Gypisum train runs 3 times everyday. So more than likely you'll see it

Posted 26 Dec 2016 14:53 in South Australia by AN830

[quote=bevans]Adding and reviewing photos on the old gallery today and found a gem of an album.

What remains of the NG line out of Peterborough ...

Well the hand over date of the railway back to government has been announced. The railway will be returned to state government in July 2017 in an operating condition.  

I wonder if the AK cars wil ...

Who owns northern station ?

Owned by The State Government, leased to Alinta for 99 years. Same as the coal mine at Leigh Creek.

I've heard that some of the guys that were doing maintenance on line have now been laid off, so by the looks of the things the AK cars that ran up the line on Friday may have been the last movement on ...

Looks like the AK cars will be heading out to Leigh Creek on Friday the 1st of July.

Also control of the Leigh Creek Line and the Line to the former Power Station has passed from Pacific National  ...

Posted 29 May 2016 11:18 in South Australia by AN830

[quote=simont141][quote][quote]Would be great but, sadly, how often have we seen projects of this nature come to nothing?

The logistics alone must be horrendous especially over a railway with no oth ...

Anyone from this site planning on going over to heading to the last train?

I'll be heading up for the last train, I intend to follow it both ways to and from Leigh Creek.

Heard there's still 17 more trains to go running 3 days a week the last apparently will be on the 15th of April

If there going to be another 17 trains to Leigh Creek, then it wi ...

[quote=tpw]Amazing that it's back to 6 trains a week. Digging up new coal or running down the mine stockpile faster?

Freightgate, I thought I read somewhere that the power station is due to shut in ...

Posted 12 Oct 2015 00:12 in South Australia by AN830

There are still the 2, 4 Car Class 2000/2100 "Jumbos" that can be brought out at a moments notice if required. They haven't been retired yet, its just the case, they elect not use them now, unless req ...

Posted 09 Oct 2015 13:47 in South Australia by AN830

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