At the time this photo was taken, suburban railcars working between Adelaide and Bridgewater still stopped regularly at Mt Lofty station in the Adelaide Hills. The railcar service was withdrawn in 1987, but broad gauge (5'3" freights such as this one heading from Adelaide to Melbourne continued until 1995 when the line was converted to standard gauge.
The station building is now a privately owned and provides bed and breakfast accommodation - quite popular with visiting railfans.
(Reprocessed and upsized - February 2016)
Locomotives in this photo
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