South Australian Links

HERITAGE RAILWAYS, TRAMWAYS & ASSOCIATIONS

Steamranger Steamranger Heritage Railway operates an extensive collection of former South Australian Railways broad gauge rolling stock over the picturesque Mt Barker to Victor Harbor line.
Pichi Richi Railway Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society operates an extensive collection of former South Australian, Commonwealth and Western Australian Railways rolling stock on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow-gauge old Ghan railway, passing through spectacular Flinders ranges scenery between Port Augusta and Qourn.
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre Located in the mid-north town of Peterborough, Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre allows visitors to discover what was once country South Australia's largest maintance depot, including the world's only triple gauge turntable. In 2009 the museum underwent a $1.25M upgrade providing new visitor facilities, audio visual displays and a spectacular sound and light show which brings to life the locomotives within the largest roundhouse still standing in SA.
Adelaide Tramway Museum The Adelaide Tramway Museum, located at St. Kilda, features historic examples of horse drawn trams, trolley buses and 20 preserved electric trams. Visitors can enjoy unlimited tram rides along a 2km tramway linking the museum to the St. Kilda foreshore where visitors can disembark and visit the adventure playground or Mangrove trail and Interpretive Centre.
Heritage Rail South Australia The Heritage Rail South Australia provides a central body to represent organisations involved in preserving and exhibiting our rail and tramway heritage. The organisation serves in a consultative and advisory capacity to its members and functions as their representative to the State Government, Local Government and government instrumentalities.


COMMERCIAL RAIL OPERATORS

Australian Rail Track Corporation ARTC currently has responsibility for the management of over 10,000 route kilometres of standard gauge interstate track, in South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, and New South Wales. ARTC also manages the Hunter Valley Coal Rail network in New South Wales along with other regional rail links in New South Wales.
Adelaide Metro This is the South Australian Passenger Transport Board web site. It contains information about all the public transport services operated around Adelaide. It is a useful resource if you want current timetable information.
Great Southern Railway Operator of the Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland passenger services.
Genesee & Wyoming Australia Operates many bulk product trains (grain, limestone, gypsum) within South Australia, and all freight services between Adelaide and Darwin.
Pacific National Pacific National, owned by Toll Holdings, operates the majority of intermodal freight services throughout Australia.
SCT Logistics Operates intermodal freight trains between Parkes (NSW), Melbourne and Perth.
Specialised Bulk Rail Operates iron ore freight trains between Coober Pedy and Port Adelaide.
Aurizon Aurizon operates a number of coal and intermodal trains on the east coast, along with a freight service between Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.


RESEARCH RESOURCES

SA Railway Track & Signalling Line guides featuring detailed yard and signalling diagrams for all operational railway lines in South Australia.
Inprotrans Inprotrans have made available to the public the technical drawings of the former Australian National, South Australian Railways and Commonwealth Railways of Australia.
Modelling the Railways of South Australia Convention An annual convention which helps document many aspects of South Australian railway history as a resource for modellers.
Steam4Me SAR Plans A selection of scans of South Australian Railways Broad Guage Locomotives and Rollingstock.
Signal Diagrams and Photos A selection of South Australian track and signal diagrams.


TORUISM SERVICES

Rail Tours Australia Rail Tours Australia is a rail based tour company operating primarily motorcoach and car tours within South Australia.
Mount Lofty Railway Station B&B Mount Lofty Railway Station Bed and Breakfast - a magic place to stay in the Adelaide Hills.
Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway at Littlehampton features a train ride, farm animals and railway memorabilia, just 10 minutes from Hahndorf. Travel by train through and past a historic farmyard and out into the open paddocks


RAILWAY FORUMS

Railpage Discuss the latest rail news and events, submit and comment on news articles, contribute to the Locos and Locations database - and much, much more!


OTHER RAILWAY RELATED SITES

Comrails Information about the rolling stock of the Commonwealth Railways, Australian National Railways, and South Australian Railways.
Australian Steam A list of all preserved steam locomotives (both operational and static) around Australia.
Peninsula Pioneer Dedicated to the history of the railways of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Minnipa Contains a lot of very good information about the rail operation at Minnipa in South Australia, including rolling stock and rail operations.
BHP's Port Lincoln Operations An overview of BHP's operations on the Coffin Bay to Proper Bay line on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
Wilson Vine Yard Rail fan and winery owner John Wilson has compiled a number of short articles regarding the Spalding line (go to The Wilsons > Dr John Wilson). It's worth a visit even if you're not a wine drinker.
Johnny's pages - old SAR shunter Memories and pictures from an ex-SAR shunter featuring the last years of the broad gauge South-East network and narrow gauge operations out of Jamestown.
RailTrails Australia - SA trails Information on bike paths converted from old railway lines located within South Australia.