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PETERBOROUGH  STEAMTOWN  HERITAGE  RAIL  CENTRE
(SHRC)


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PETERBOROUGH  OPENING  NOVEMBER  2009

A trip to Peterborough for the opening of the
 Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (SHRC) 
Saturday 29th November 2009.


(Pics: Barry Simmons)


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Plaque 25 years since commencement
of Standard Gauge in 7th Oct 1963.

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1937 Morris NG Motor Inspection Car ready to
take the Premier of SA from the Railway station
to Steamtown for the formality of the day.


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Lord Mayor's opening speech at station platform

 

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Lord Mayor's opening speech
and Indian Pacific train

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Indian Pacific arriving with railfans trying to get the shot.


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Indian Pacific arriving at Peterborough Station between 11.30am to 11.50am 29/11/09
for ribbon ceremony with plaque on front of engine NR28.


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Plaque on front of NR28 Indian Pacific
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The new car parking area


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New entrance to Steamtown
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Inside Steamtown entrance


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Official Opening of Steamtown
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Official Opening of Steamtown


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Official Opening of Steamtown
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Official Opening of Steamtown


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1937 Morris MIC Narrow Gauge or
Motor Inspection Car.
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Museum


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3 gauge turntable and loco sheds


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PETERBOROUGH  CELEBRATING  125  YEARS  OF  RAILWAYS
11th June 2006

The rail line reached Peterborough in 1881.

(Pics: Barry Simmons)


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Entering Peterborough

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Town Centre Y82 built 1888, withdrawn 1960.


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Indian Pacific arrival Peterborough celebrations
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Indian Pacific arrival Peterborough celebrations


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DROPPED  IN  AT  TEROWIE
November 2009

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Pics: Barry Simmons)


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On main turn off into Terowie corner A32
 by Roadhouse

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Plaques at Terowie Station.


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Terowie 2009
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Terowie 2009


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STEAMTOWN  PETERBOROUGH
was running in 1987 before the public liability insurance
issues closed the tourist ventures down.

These pictures taken
 
Labor Day Public Holiday Monday 5th October 1987.

(Pics: Barry Simmons)


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PETERBOROUGH  STEAMTOWN  HERITAGE  TOUR
8th July 2010

A visit to where they opened the new Steamtown Heritage Centre last November 2009. 
We had a guided tour lasting about 90 minutes starting with the bogie exchange workshop, then moving on to the Boiler Room, workshops and the Roundhouse with all the vintage Carriages and Steam Engine inside. That evening we did the night show which is an hour long documentary of Peterborough Rail History sitting inside a vintage rail carriage which sits on the three gauge turntable with an outside screen to view this on. Overall it was very interesting documentary.

(Pics: Barry Simmons)


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T Class 199 in the Bogie Exchange Workshop

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Bogie weigh scale to balance to wheels


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Boiler Shop

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Right to Left Boiler Shop/Weighing Scale Shed
Inspection Car Shed / wagon open display.


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Morris Inspection Car 127 which has a holden straight
red six  with 3 speed manual gear change on column
which is more  reliable than the original Morris engine
which over heated in Australian conditions.

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Toby Carriage from Western Australia




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Gang Shed with gang Fairmont 

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Fairmont Quad used by Electrical fitters


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Guard Brake Van 4899

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Vintage carriage on Turn Table.


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Night show documentary set up on Turn Table
Projector and Screen near roundhouse.

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Roundhouse with Night Show Screen at front
and Carriage setup on Turn Table



Couple of added interest shots taken at
Peterborough local Caravan park.


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Mural on Ladies amenities block.

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Mural on Mens amenities block.


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T199  CELEBRATING  100 YEARS
4th March 2012

YouTube Video by:  alco961
A YouTube Video of T199 100 years celebrations

Celebrating 100 years of T 199, entering service with South Australian Railways on 4th March 1912 and operating on the Peterborough Division.

On the 3rd March about 100 people gathered at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre to celebrate this occasion. People traveled from Adelaide, Port Pirie to be there and enjoyed a great night. 
John Evans also launched his new book, "T 199 Celebration of a Centenarian"  Students from the Peterborough High helped out with the catering and also the background music band too.



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PETERBOROUGH  STEAMTOWN  
10th June 2013

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Barry Simmons)



10th June 2013
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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre signage on NG flat wagon on old Quorn Line from the Orroroo Road entrance to town. 


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SHRC entrance signage to SHRC in background.

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Peterborough Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.


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Peterborough SHRC.   WAGR W97 on display.

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Peterborough SHRC.  WAGR W97 on display.


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Peterborough Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.

10th June 2013
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Peterborough Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.


10th June 2013
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Peterborough Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.
10th June 2013
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Peterborough Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre.


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