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Adelaide to Port Pirie

This section contains information about the Adelaide to Port Pirie railway

AN Adelaide Rail Passenger Terminal 0 km

28.10.1990AN Adelaide Rail Passenger Terminal - crossing loop 500 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Mile End Goods 0.5 km

28.10.1990Mile End Goods 0.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Islington Freight Terminal 7.5 km

28.10.1990Islington Freight Terminal 7.5 km - crossing loop 580 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Dry Creek North 15.5 km

28.10.1990Dry Creek North 15.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Salisbury (12.45 m)

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Direk (17.60 m)

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Bolivar (32 km)

28.10.1990Bolivar 32 km - crossing loop 1230 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
2009Although flawed when first designed and built by ANR in 1982, this existing ll00m long loop has been an issue for train working reasons. With only a short loop available, and located just 15kms from Dry Creek yard, obviously one of the trains involved in the cross or pass needs to fit in. Generally it's only grain trains or GSR passenger services that will be involved in any such pathing decision. After the decision by DTEI to build an overpass bridge at the existing Taylors Road level crossing, it allowed ARTC to simply exstend this loop towards Dry Creek, on the northern side of the main line, creating the necessary l800m length. The existing goods siding will be retained as it is used on an ad-hoc basis for departmental work trains[cp 9.2009]

Virginia (20.74 m)

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Two Wells 45 km (26.86 m)

28.10.1990Two Wells 45 km - crossing loop 1817 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Karunye (32.25 m)

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28<sup>th</sup> December 1990 -- Mallala Budd car CB 1 on Iron Triangle Ltd + Silo

Mallala 61.5 km (37.25 m)

28.10.1990Mallala 61.5 km - goods siding 496 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Calomba (43.25 m)

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Long Plains 77 km (47 m)

28.10.1990Long Plains 77 km - crossing loop 1900 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Avon (52.70 m)

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Kallora (57.25 m)

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Bowmans 101.5 km (62.87 m)

28.10.1990Bowmans 101.5 km - crossing loop 1800 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Goyder (69.75 m)

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Nantawarra 120.5 km (75.10 m)

28.10.1990Nantawarra 120.5 km - crossing loop 1810 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Bumbunga (80.45 m)

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Snowtown 146 km (89.75 m)

28.10.1990Snowtown 146 km - crossing loop 1790 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Burnsfield (96 m)

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Lake View (100.25 m)

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Collinsfield (102 m)

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Redhill 173 km (106.5 m)

28.10.1990Redhill 173 km - crossing loop 1980 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Merriton (116.03 m)

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Nurom (123.15 m)

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Wandearah (119.50 m)

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Rocky River 193 km

28.10.1990Rocky River 193 km - crossing loop 1800 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]

Crystal Brook 334.5 km -- Crystal Brook 197.5 km -- Crystal Brook 22.5 km

1.7.1979Crystal Brook 334.5 km - Attended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
28.10.1990Crystal Brook 197.5 km - crossing loop 968 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
23.3.1992Crystal Brook 22.5 km (distance from Port Pirie) - crossing loop 964 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Warnertown 348 km

1.7.1979Warnertown 348 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979

Coonamia 359.5 km -- Coonamia 225 km

12.1.1970Coonamia West Junction - Yard Connection opened (Broken Hill Line open) to 18/7/70.[WN 27/70]
9.4.1978Coonamia North Junction - Opened [WN 14/78]
9.4.1978Coonamia East Junction - Opened.[WN 14/78]
28.10.1990Coonamia 359.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
23.3.1992Coonamia Siding (225 km from Adelaide) [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]
4.8.1993Coonamia West Junction - closed [SN 30/93]

Port Pirie Junction (134.24 m) -- Port Pirie Junction (0 m)

23.7.1937Opened - loop 1530 ft., sidings 18,440 ft[annual report]
26.7.1937Extension of line from Port Augusta to Port Pirie officially opened.
30.6.1937Drawer locks remain at Port Augusta leg of Triangle & Stockyards ("Prairie") 0 m 50 c[WGC 4/61]
5.11.1967Train order Port Pirie Junction - Stirling North [WN 44/67]
12.11.1967Port Pirie Junction Closed & Port Pirie Opened. Mileage Difference 1 m 0 c [WN 44/67]

Port Pirie (Ellen St.) (135.65 m)

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Port Pirie 262.5 km (0 m) -- Port Pirie 362.5 km

12.11.1967Port Pirie Junction Closed & Port Pirie Opened. Mileage Difference 1 m 0 c [WN 44/67]
12.1.1970Standard Gauge to Broken Hill open [SAR WN50/69]
1.7.1979Port Pirie 262.5 km (from Adelaide) - Resthouse for trainmen - Engine stabling depot - Fuel station - Turntable - - Refreshment room - Crossing loop - Carriage watering ANR WTT 1.7.1979
28.10.1990Port Pirie 362.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
6.10.1991Port Pirie - turntable 25.9m [WWT Admt 6.10.1991]