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  MOONTA  MINES  NG  RAILWAY  

12th June 2010

Next was a trip to the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway Station next to the Moonta Mines School now a Museum, this Tourist Train is run by The National Trust Moonta Branch by Volunteers. The Gauge is 2 foot with about 5,000 sleeper consisting of Metal sleeper at $54 ,Wood Sleeper $27,and Cement sleeper $12, the distance of track is 5kms.
The Trip started at the Moonta Mines a State Heritage area and goes though the old mine's workings under the old Broad Gauge tracks and old Ord moulds before getting to the Moonta Railway Station, then returns back to Moonta Mines Tourist Station. 
The trip takes 50 minutes with a commentary

(Barry Simmons)



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Moonta Mines Tourist Signs at Moonta station.

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National Trust Sign 


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Moonta Mines Station Sign & Time Table

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Moonta Mines Station Platform


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Moonta Mines Railway Station with Train undercover.

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Touist Train Engine Paddy Ryan Express


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Moonta Mines Tourist Train and Carriages

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Rail crossing in mines area with tunnel
though tailing heap.


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Track between Moonta Mines and Moonta Station
with cement sleepers.

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Hopping off the Train for commentary
  about the mines ruins


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Inside Mines ruins

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Off the Train for short tour.


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Engine is a Deutsch Diesel
37 Horse Power Air Cooled motor.

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Returned to Moonta Mines Station, end of trip.



Moonta Tourist train ride movie highlights.
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Train Trip to Moonta Station

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Tourist Train passes Moonta Station

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