Last train to angaston

 
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
hi, I was wondering when was the last passenger or any form of train to utilise the Nuriootpa to Angaston track?
cant find it anywhere on Google Question

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  Seldom_21 Junior Train Controller

Location: South Australia
Hi Heath,

From what I remember - and some other members may know more.

Correct me if i'm wrong, which I might be, but Transadelaide ran some special tour to Angaston either 2003/04. If memory serves me correctly, they sent up 3125 and 3126 railcars??

Cheers,

Seldom
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Hi Heath,

From what I remember - and some other members may know more.

Correct me if i'm wrong, which I might be, but Transadelaide ran some special tour to Angaston either 2003/04. If memory serves me correctly, they sent up 3125 and 3126 railcars??

Cheers,

Seldom
"Seldom_21"


There were few trips with 3000/3100 railcars organised by NRM I believe. One included a shuttle run from Angaston to the Penrice Quarry.
  409 Minister for Railways

The last train was formed by 3125/3126 on November 7, 2004. This was the special that visited the quarry and also to Tanunda before returning to Angaston and home. I was fortunate enough to be on that special.
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
Oh, I can't resist ...

Take the last train to Angaston,

And I'll meet you at the station,

You can be there by four thirty

'Cause I've made your reservation.

Don't be slow,

Oh no, no, no !

Oh no, no, no ! ....
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
what was the track condition like from Nuriootpa to Angaston and the speed limit?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
what was the track condition like from Nuriootpa to Angaston and the speed limit?
"Heath Loxton"


Poor and slow! but that has now resolved to None and Naught.
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
thanks to a stupid bike trail that was not needed!!!
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
thanks to a stupid bike trail that was not needed!!!
Heath Loxton
Why is it stupid and why was it not needed?

  1. It maintains the corridor for possible future rail use
  2. If it wasn't needed then why was it built?   Presumably there was a local demand for it.
  3. Better to use the corridor for something rather than nothing.
  Railwayfan Train Controller

Location: By a Railway
The corridor is still owned by the SA gov and is only leased to the council. Most of the track is still there as it is heritage listed . I think the track actually makes good use of the land. They have done up the land pretty well in the yard with most of the yard still in tact.
  Top Cat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Under Hilton Bridge
Just to clarify.  No track remains on the railway corridor between Nuriootpa and Angaston - its a walking and cycle track - which I use regularly.  A small amount of track remains in Angaston yard only.  8)
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
why did they leave track in the Angaston yard?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
why did they leave track in the Angaston yard?
"Heath Loxton"


I believe the yard is Heritage Listed

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