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Now long closed down line


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12th June 2010

Trip to the Northern Yorke Peninsula's Copper Coast.  Leaving home at 8am travelling along the Pt Wakefield Rd and 95 kms later we arrived at Pt Wakefield to check what remains of the Port Wakefield Station of the former site, then leaving to Kulpara, turning left to Melton about 10 kms south. 
At Melton I could easily see the former rail crossing over the Kulpara Maitland Rd , it took a bit more searching to locate the former station and platform which I managed to find. 

(Barry Simmons)



PORT  WAKEFIELD

15th November 2012
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Port Wakefield Railway Station. (front)

15th November 2012
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Port Wakefield Railway Station. (rear)


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Port Wakefield crane in an easterly direction.

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Port Wakefield platform looking west direction.


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Port Wakefield platform looking west direction.

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Port Wakefield platform in west direction.



MELTON

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Melton Station platform.

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Melton station Platform signal mast.


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Melton crossing Kulpara - Maitland Road

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Melton crossing on Kulpara - Maitland Road.



PASKEVILLE

You might ask were's Paskeville Station after Melton.
Answer, there's nothing, no platform, no Ballast, no Rail and all level ground too.

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There is a crane nicely painted and seems not to be
in it's original location right near the main street.
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Where Paskeville station
once was, now is not.


Update:  25th May 2012

22nd May 2012
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Paskeville Railway Station Sign & Goods Crane
 both are not in original location - adjacent
rail corridor in background. Looking north.

22nd May 2012
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Paskeville Railway Station Sign been placed next 
to the Goods Crane.
Both NOT in original location.


From Melton we returned to Kulpara to join the Copper Coast Highway to Kadina to check the Present Day Scene of former Railway Station & Yard at Kadina Station , after that we continued to Wallaroo and took photo's there of the Railway Station also there is some remaining rolling stock of the Yorke Peninsula Railway Tourist Train.

 

KADINA

 

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Kadina front of station.

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Kadina looking towards Paskeville-Bute.


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Kadina looking towards Paskeville-Bute.

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Kadina looking towards Wallaroo.


Kadina revisited in 8th December 2013

8th December 2013
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Kadina Railway Station Looking East.

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Kadina Railway Station Looking West.


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Kadina Railway Station stree view. Looking South.

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Wallaroo Railway Shed next to Kadina Railway
Station which closed in 2009. Looking South.


We continued on to Wallaroo Railway Station also there
is some remaining rolling stock of the YPR Tourist Train.

 

WALLAROO

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Wallaroo crane, shed, YPR rolling stock.

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Wallaroo Railway Station.


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Wallaroo Goods Shed and YPR Redhen.

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Wallaroo Railway Station.


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Wallaroo Station

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Wallaroo YPR Rollingstock still left.


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Wallaroo Silo Yard looking South before gravel
Car Park  covers the tracks.  21-11-2010.

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Some of the remaining track  in the Wallaroo Silo
 area looking North.    21-11-2010.


5th January 1978
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Wallaroo engines 953-500 shunting the yard._05-01-1978
(Geoff Winkler)


1987
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Wallaroo yards back to 1987.
(Wayne Morris)

1987
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Wallaroo silo yards back to 1987.
(Wayne Morris)


Wallaroo revisited in 8th December 2013
The Wallaroo line through Wallaroo has been removed from Hughes St crossing by the Foodland supermarket
to the Wallaroo Railway Station, to be used by Steamranger tourist railway operations which operate on
the Victor Harbor line between Mt Barker and Victor Harbor . 

8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line removed at Hughes St crossing
looking west to East Tce crossing.

8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line removed between Hughes St and
Irwin St crossing. Looking West.


8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line removed from Irwin St crossing
to Hughes St crossing.  Looking West.

8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line removed from Irwin St crossing
to Hughes St crossing.  Looking East.


8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line at Irwin St crossing looking towards
Wallaroo Railway Station - line to the left removed
at station platform with line to the right remaining
at stations Goods Shed. Looking West.

8th December 2013
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Wallaroo Railway Station Goods Shed
rail line remaining with station platform
line removed in background


8th December 2013
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Wallaroo line removed at Wallaroo Railway Station
Looking West.

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Wallaroo Railway Station with line lifted and
removed by platform.  Looking South East.


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Wallaroo Railway Station.  Looking West.

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Wallaroo line lifted at Wallaroo Railway Station.
Looking South East.


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Wallaroo Railway Station Goods Shed with YP Rail
tourist operation sign on which closed in 2009.

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Wallaroo Railway Station and Goods Shed in rail
yard  by Emu St crossing.  Looking South East. 



On the Northern edge of Moonta, is the Cross Roads Station area.

CROSS ROADS

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Cross Roads where station was.

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Cross Roads station


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MOONTA

12th June 2010

We arrived at Moonta it was lunch time so we headed to the Cornish Kitchen in town for a feed of Cornish Pasties . After we headed to the Moonta Railway Station built in 1909 to capture more photo's of the Yorke Peninsula Railway Station. There's a plaque stating this station was built by Gambling & Sons in 1909 and closed in 1979 . The original 5' 3" gauge is still in front of the station with the 2 foot (24 inches) tourist gauge track going over the top of this in a loop.

SOME INFO ABOUT THE MOONTA RAILWAY STATION

This beautiful old building was erected by Gambling & Son of Adelaide, and opened in 1909. It replaced an old timber and iron station which was erected in 1878. The present building is one of several built throughout the state of the same design, including the Wallaroo Railway Station, which has been altered in recent years. The station is set in spacious grounds, and is now the home of the Moonta Tourist Office. An extensive display of old photographs, depicting life in Moonta in the 1800's is free of charge and gives an insight into Moonta's rich history.

1861 - Copper discovered in Moonta. 
1863 - Township laid out. 
1866 - Horse-drawn tramway opened. 
1878 - Line purchased by government and extended to Moonta Bay. 
1891 - Timber & iron station erected. Steam loco's replace trams to Wallaroo. Line' converted from 5'3" to 3'6" gauge. 
1896 - Record Christmas/New Year crowds flock to Moonta Bay by tram.(10,000). 
1909 - Existing Railway Station built. 
          First broad gauge passenger train departs August 1st, 'S' Class loco, Station Master Classification class 3.
1831 - Tram services cease due to low patronage. 
1947 - Stationmaster reclassified to class 4. 
1949 - Commendation award to SM Mitchell, porter, for prompt action displayed at risk of personal Injury in moving
          a 9000 gallon petrol tank standing next to a rail car which had caught fire.
1961 - 1st Class passenger service withdrawn from Moonta - Adelaide line Sundays and Mondays.
1962 - First Class passenger travel deleted completely.
1969 - Moonta-Brinkworth passenger service ceases. Road passenger transport commences from Moonta-Adelaide.
1971 - Stationmaster and 2 employees staff the station.
1973 - Stationmaster withdrawn. Porter in charge. SAR recommends closure of Moonta-Wallaroo line.
1974 - Demolition of stockyards and oil shed.
1978 - Station closed for receipt and delivery of goods.
1979 - Station closed.
1983 - Crossing warning signs removed.
1984 - Moonta - Wallaroo line removed.
1985 - Station becomes part of Moonta Mines State Heritage Area.
1997 - Station re-opens as Moonta Station Visitor Information Centre.

(Barry Simmons)


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Moonta Station

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Moonta Station


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Moonta Station front.

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Moonta Station trackside.


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Moonta Station trackside.

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Moonta Railway Station Plague


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Moonta Railway Station inside as tourist office
room at back is council office.

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Moonta Railway Station inside
room as tourist office.


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Moonta goods crane and goods shed

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Moonta Station yard with 2' tourist train track.


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Moonta Station from trackside.

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Moonta goods crane and goods shed


Update:  22nd May 2012

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Moonta goods crane on information board
 in front of crane.

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Moonta goods crane Looking West


22nd May 2012
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Moonta goods shed loading side left.
Loco’s side right

22nd May 2012
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Moonta goods shed information sign placed at
the back of goods shed eastern side.


22nd May 2012
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Moonta rail yard former grain stacking area before
grain silos on information board in rail yard.

22nd May 2012
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Moonta goods shed eastern side.
Looking west.


1891  -  1909
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Original and the later Moonta station.

1927
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Back to Moonta Celebrations 1927.


1927
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Back to Moonta Celebrations 1927.

1927
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Back to Moonta Celebrations 1927.


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