Because of the sheer numbers of photos I took (even after a lot of picking around to get the best ones of the lot), I have an odd request to make. Could we possibly pad out the thread so I can post at most 25 photos per page? I know it sounds odd but I won't to put too much of a loading strain per page. However, I think it will be worth it.
Anyway, on with the photos.
The start of the former ARHS sidings at the southern end of Dry Creek station. Oddly, this section of the sidings has been sleepered with steel sleepers which appear to be of a different design to the main style used on the TA system.
The yard itself. Notice 1873 and 1872 on the Balco in the background of the second photo.
Former crane base or loading ramp.
Amazingly, a good number of the timber sleepers in the yard are in better condition then on the TA system (not exactly hard to achieve). Just to prove the point. Meanwhile, I'm scratching my head how it is even possible.
The 1982 built Dry Creek South signal box repainted but still boarded up.
Although rather overgrown, the points towards the back of the photo are the main points leading into the former ARHS depot. The set in the foreground can still be swung without much in the way of effort.
The ARHS depot and an M van which appears to be used for storage. I should point out that this was as close as I ever got to the TA running lines and I made sure I was well clear at all times.
Catchpoint on the triangle with a constantly lit low speed indicator as well as a junction signal.
A close up of the only surviving semaphore signals in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
From here to Port Wakefield Road, the track is double track with one dual gauge line and one is BG only. This is where the BG only line splits from triangle.
Where dual gauge enters the arena.
One of the better sections of track looking remarkably good considering the last train was here in 1994. While there is a tree over the broad gauge line, it is in even better condition then the dual gauge line at this point.
One of the most interesting signs I have ever seen near the first level crossing on the line after the junction.
The only searchlight signal on the line at present.....
.....and the view from the top.
Looking westwards on the way to Port Wakefield Road crossing.
The end of the broad gauge line with a pile of sleepers and other junk.
Many more photos will be coming soon.