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MEMORABLE  JAMESTOWN  DAYS
SOUTH  AUSTRALIAN  RAILWAYS  NARROW  GAUGE

Narrow Gauge closed down 9th January 1970
40 Years Anniversary  9th January 2010

THE OLD JAMESTOWN RAIL YARDS
40 YEARS ON AFTER NARROW GAUGE CLOSURE

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JAMESTOWN  OLD  NARROW  GAUGE  YARD
NOW  and  THEN  COMPARISON  PICTURES

DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW and THEN
DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW 2010 and THEN 1970
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DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW and THEN
DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW 2010 and THEN 1970
As there is no Home signal pole now. 
This picture was taken standing closer to crossing where old NG track once was 40 years ago.






















DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW and THEN
DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW 2010 and THEN 1970
Picture taking  where the home signal pole once was, now at ground level.























DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  NOW 2010 and THEN 1970
Tracks over this culvert, from left:  Down Main, (looking straight up it) Up Main, and 3rd Road


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Jamestown's once Narrow Gauge Yard
NOW as in January 2010

( Pics Leonard ( Spike) Jones aged 67 )
Passed away: 29-06-2014



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Steel Railway sleepers
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Derail from No3 or 4 roads Belalie end yard


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Switch bar adjuster main line switches
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Old style Switchblade slides on.


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Fishplate joining rail lengths
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The water column spout crushed up


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Water column spout with other rubble
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Bits of the old NG track lying around


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The huge water tower has been removed
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Turntable fill in behind those trees,


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Standing where old NG was looking east towards Caltowie and old dams from rail Xing 

Turned around and looking east into what was the Jamestown Narrow Gauge yard.


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Looking West towards Caltowie show old culvert
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Looking West towards Caltowie added on culvert


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Later culvert into Jamestown yard.
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Later culvert at about the down main line.


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Left (new) was UP main and right (old) was 3rd road.
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Original single NG track before lengthening yard

 

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Here looking straight up where UP main was.
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Here about where Up main and 3rd reduce road


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The gate was entrance to Men's outside toilet
The blocked up doorway was lamp room
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Looking towards front of station


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Station front
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Station with SM's residence at left.


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The stone building was kitchen for residence
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Wide full shot of Jamestown Station


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Station from the old NG trackside. 
(Wayne Morris)
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Jamestown SM's residence.
(Wayne Morris)


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Jamestown Freight Office. 
(Wayne Morris)
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 Loading doors. 
(Wayne Morris)
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Jamestown Freight Office.
(Wayne Morris)


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Jamestown Subway.
(Wayne Morris)
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Looking up the yard near Goods shed


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Zoom shot looking down the NG 4th road.
(Wayne Morris)
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All the wheat sheds are gone.


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Looking down the yard Belalie Nth end.
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Standing about where the NG main was to Belalie


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GRAIN  TRAIN  LOADS  IN  OLD  JAMESTOWN YARD.
13th APRIL  2010


(Pictures Wayne Morris)



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GM43, GM46 grain train backs down to grain silos.
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GM43, GM46 grain train backs down to grain silos.


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GM43, GM46 grain train backs down to grain silos.
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GM43, GM46 grain train splits to grain silos.


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Remnants of NG water tower with GM43 and GM46
GM43, GM46 grain train loading at grain silos.
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Remnants of NG water tower with GM43 and GM46
GM43, GM46 grain train loading at grain silos.


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GM43, GM46 grain train loading at grain silos.
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GM43, GM46 grain train loading at grain silos.


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Old Jamestown station still sees grain trains in it.
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Grain train loading old NG yard


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Grain train loading in old NG yard
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Overview of SG line and grain train in NG yard


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Old freight office through grain hoppers
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Old NG freight office on end of freight shed.


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View of old NG freight office from NG station.
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Grain train now loaded from silo.


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 Engines running around grain hoppers.
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 Engines on other end ready for Gladstone.


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JAMESTOWN  STANDARD  GAUGE  YARD  2010

THE  ONCE  NEW  JAMESTOWN STANDARD  GAUGE  RAIL  YARD
January 1970

Station and Freight Shed

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Standard Gauge Jamestown Station Feb 1970
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Jamestown Standard Gauge Freight Shed Feb 1970


TODAY'S  STANDARD  GAUGE  RAIL  YARD
January 2010
40 years later

( Pics Leonard ( Spike) Jones aged 67 )
Passed away: 29-06-2014

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Concrete slab only left where Standard Gauge station was.
The small concrete platform other side was livestock ramp.
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The Standard Gauge freight shed now a pump house
for washing out livestock road semi trailers.


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The freight shed turned into a livestock pump house
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Freight yard now livestock washer and settling ponds.


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Looking from Xing down yard towards Jamestown
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Same again bit closer, looking South.


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Zoomed. Lot of tree growth since 1970 with Station gone.
The concrete platform was a takeout shed also gone.




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NR91, NR97 train PS7 taken on the concrete platform.
Can see where old demolished S.G. station was.
28th March 2010
(Wayne Morris)
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NR91, NR97 train PS7 as train goes past platform.
Looking north towards Peterborough direction.
28th March 2010
(Wayne Morris)


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Track Machine TS24, Jamestown. 13-04-2010.
(Wayne Morris)
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Track Machine TS24, Jamestown.  13-04-2010
(Wayne Morris)


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NR62, NR65 on YN2, at Jamestown. 13-04-2010.
(Wayne Morris)
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NR62, NR65 on YN2, Jamestown. 13-04-2010.
(Wayne Morris)


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