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NEW  DRY  CREEK  MAINTAINANCE
RAILCAR  FACILITY

To replace North Terrace Railcar depot




This new facility site for the Railcar Depot is located at Dry Creek adjacent to the Dry Creek Railway Station. 
The site is bounded by the Adelaide to Gawler main line to the northwest, Churchill Road North and Railway Terrace to the south east and Stock Road to the north.

About the Relocation Project:
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 before and after pictures of project.




FIRST,  A  BEFORE  LOOK  WHERE  NEW  RAILCAR  DEPOT  TO  BE  BUILT.
ALL  GONE  NOW.


2009
(Pics by Wayne Morris)

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Dry Creek entrance to Triangle and
track to Porraka and Northfield.
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Looking towards
Dry Creek.
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Looking towards Pooraka
Northfield direction.


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Old sleepers removed from Pooraka track.
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Looking towards Pooraka.
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Standing in Triangle as railcar set goes past.



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The Railcar Depot is a bit North of Dry Creek Railway Station, the Rail Tracks leading to the Depot is South of the Depot next to the Dry Creek Rail station. 

27th October 2009
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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Dry Creek Railway station

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Earthworks


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UPDATE
6th December 2009
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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New Perimeter Fence being erected

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New Perimeter Fence being erected


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New Perimeter Fence being erected

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Night Lighting


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Railcar Shed

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Nearer to railcar shed not at the station


UPDATE
24 December 2009.
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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Start laying some ballast

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Start laying some ballast


UPDATE

17 January 2010
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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New Track Southern Point

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Looking South Southern Entry


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How looks without putting the camera between the
  fencing verticals pieces without the fencing in 

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New Track Northern Point. Estimate only
 about 30 to 40 metres of track layed at this stage)


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New Landscaping looking North by station

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New Landscaping by the Adelaide bound
 side of station looking south –


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Looking North from Southern edge of new railcar depot
Ballast Heap and two rail track section with
  new sheds in the background

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Gives a idea of the Parameter Fence
with  sharp points at the top which is required
as security in today times 


UPDATE

21 February 2010
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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More trackwork being laid

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More trackwork being laid


UPDATE

5th April 2010
(Pics Barry Simmons)

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Main Depot Entry with security office
on the right taken behind the gate.

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Closer view of front depot of main entry
at end of Dean Harvey Drive


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Street View Railway Tce, Dry Creek at the end of
street  you can see the Railcar Depot notice the
Air Conditioning Ducts on the Roof 

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Freight Train at Dry Creek Station
one of the longest I've seen there.


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Starting point of track southern end leading to
Railcar Depot. Note train behind security fence.

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Tracks leading to Railcar Depot 
looking in a Northerly Direction.


UPDATE
29 May 2010
(Pics Wayne Morris)

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Trackwork well started. 29-05-2010.

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Trackwork well started. 29-05-2010.


UPDATE
14 August 2010
(Pics by Wayne Morris)

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Trackwork looking North.

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Dry Creek Platform 3.


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Dry Creek.

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Dry Creek Trackwork.


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Dry Creek Trackwork.

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Dry Creek Trackwork.


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TA Depot South End. 14th August 2010.



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Feverish activity is seen east of the Dry Creek
south yard  with the new rail car depot taking 
shape in the background. 5th July 2010.
(by Greg O'Brien)


UPDATE
11 September 2010
(Pics by Barry Simmons)

At Dry Creek Station and Railcar Facility you can't get through to the Station at the moment because of the Gawler line upgrade.
All the usual vantage points you can't get to as it's all restricted to get close enough to get good photo's  of the railcar facility
So these from the other side of the tracks off Magazine Road .


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Southern entry to new railcar facility. 11-09-2010


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Dry Creek Railcar facility looking ne. 11-09-2010



UPDATE
10 October 2010
(Pics by Barry Simmons)

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Dry Creek looking inside fence to 
railcar depot looking north. 10-10-2010.

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Looking south from railcar depot
and upgraded tracks. 10-10-2010.


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Dry Creek upgraded tracks.
Looking North. 10-10-2010.

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Dry Creek northern end platform.
Looking north. 10-10-2010.


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Dry Creek railway station looking north
10-10-2010.

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Pedestrian access to Dry Creek Railway Station.
10-10-2010.


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Pedestrian maze looking North at Southern
entrance to railcar depot. 10-10-2010.

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Pedestrian maze looking North at Southern
entrance to railcar depot. 10-10-2010.


UPDATE
30 October 2010
(Pics Wayne Morris)

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Dry Creek Railcar Depot nears completion.

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Dry Creek Railcar Depot nears completion.


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Stonie with rail car entrance at right,

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Stalag 13, looking out bars at a standing Stonie.


UPDATE
08 December 2010
(Pics Wayne Morris)

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Railcar depot south gates closed. 08-12-2010.

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Inside railcar depot at south gates. 08-12-2010.



UPDATE
26 December 2010
(Pics by Barry Simmons)

No railcars in the Railcar Depot as yet.

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Stock Rd Entry Street View Looking South.

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Northern Exit Gate of Railcar Depot looking North.


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Railcar Shed 18 looking South
Railcar Shed 18 is northern most railcar shed.

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Perimeter Fence west side by Dry Creek Railway
Station  looking East.


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Rail Tracks leading to main railcar sheds looking North.

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Outside shot of Southern Entry Gate looking North.


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Inside Southern Entry Fence Looking South.

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Inside Southern Entry Gate Looking South.



UPDATE  FIRST  TESTING
9th January 2011
(Pics by Barry Simmons)

A visit to see if there was any railcars in this new facility. As soon as I arrived by the Dry Creek railway station, was greeted
 by railcar 3023 inside the railcar depot Southern entry side by the pedestrian access to the Dry creek Railway Station.


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Railcar 3023 approaching southern entrance gate
only till orange nose cones though looking North.


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Street view of railcar 3023 inside railcar depot also
pedestrian access to railway station looking West.


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Railcar 3023 moving only as far as the orange nose
cones before moving back to the railcar sheds.

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Railcar 3023 at Southern gates of Railcar depot
 looking North.


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Railcar 3023 moving back towards railcar sheds
looking North.

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Railcar 3023 heads back towards railcar sheds
looking north.




UPDATE  FINAL  TEST  BEFORE  COMPLETE TRANSFER
22nd January 2011

Arrived at the Dry Creek Railcar Depot next to the Dry Creek Railway Station 5 to 8 this morning , and all was quiet 2 Trans Adelaide railcars stopped at the railway station first was Gawler bound, then the second was Adelaide Bound like usual . Then at 8.10 a.m a 3 railcar set 3026/3115/3116 approached north bound and took the crossover of the Gawler Line onto the entry track to the southern gate into the Dry Creek Railcar Depot this was the first of 6 Trans Adelaide Railcar sets to entry the new railcar depot Southern gates between 8.10 a.m to 8.50 a.m this morning 22/01/11 . 
I took pics of the first five railcar sets to enter this morning but not the sixth one. I talked to one Trans Adelaide employee about this morning’s railcars working in the railcar depot, which he described a work simulation at Dry Creek before the moving out of Adelaide Railcar Depot next Saturday the 29th of January 2011 .  I left at 9am after the sixth railcar set entered the Dry Creek Railcar Depot. Not took pics of those as I reckon there probably would of be some more railcars after I left, so I can’t say just how many Trans Adelaide Railcar sets entered today but while I was there they were entering the railcar depot about every 10 Minutes on average .

(Pics by Barry Simmons)


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First Railcars to entry Dry Creek Railcar Depot 8.10 a.m
on entry track to southern gates Railcars 3116/3115/3026.

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Railcars 3116/3115/3026 entering
 the railcar depot south gate. 


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Rear railcar 3026 of 3 enters the railcar depot
south gate.

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Starting to close south gates after railcars
 3116/3115/3026 inside depot.


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Older Jumbo Style Railcars 2111/2007/2107/2005
waiting for Gates to Open at Railcar depot Dry Creek.

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Rail car depot South gates now opening
for the waiting Jumbos.


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Leading railcar 2111 enters the Railcar Depot
 though the Southern gates.

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Jumbo Style Railcars 2111/2007/2107/2005 
entering the railcar depot.


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Inside Railcar Depot 2111/2007/2107/2005.

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2nd set railcar to enter 2111/2007/2107/2005
now standing inside railcar depot.


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Railcars 2113/2001/2102 at waiting point
 for south gates to open.

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Railcars 2113/2001/2102 at waiting point for gates
 to open with Trans Adelaide Gawler Line Service
 heading North with a SG goods to the far right.


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Bit of an inside shot, sorry about the top of railcar 2113
cut off as railcar enters though south gate.

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Railcar 2102 inside railcar depot now. Forth set
Railcars entry Railcar depot this morning at 8.35 a.m


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Railcars 3105/3106/3005 heads over crossover on
 Gawler Line to Railcar Depot line to South gates.

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Railcar 3105/3106/3005 at waiting
for Southern Gates to Open.


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 Railcar set 3105/3106/3005 entering Railcar Depot.

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Railcars 3105/3106/3005 entering the Railcar Depot.


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Jumbo’s 2110/2004/? entering railcar depot line.

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Nearing waiting point for southern gates to open.


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2110/2004/ 3rd ? entering railcar depot.

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Fifth set railcars entering the railcar depot


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Fifth set railcars entering the railcar depot.

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5 railcar sets entered the time I was there.


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2.29 p.m 22/01/11 Railcar 2005 leads 2107/2007/2111 out of Southern Gates of Railcar Depot being the last Railcars
to leave yesterdays working simulation before next weekends big move into the new Dry Creek Railcar Depot
 from Adelaide for the last time.



A drive past in Railcar of the now finished
Dry  Creek Railcar Depot
5th February  2011

(6.9megs)  (320 x 240)
(Barry Simmons)


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