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TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
South Austraila and Commonwealth Railways
[u]Frequently Asked Questions.[/u]

[i]Last Updated At: 23:50 hours CST on Sunday the 22nd Of May 2010.[/i]

[u]Current Commercial Operators In South Australia[/u]
Queensland Rail National (QRN) -[url= http://www.qr.com.au http://www.qr.com.au/url
Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) - [i]formally ARG & ASR
Freightlink - [url=www.freightlink.com.au]www.freightlink.com.au[/url] [size=7](All Trains Operated by GWA for Freightlink)[/size]
Pacific National (PN)
TransAdelaide (TA) - Adelaide Metro Rail Network - [url=www.adelaidemetro.com.au]www.adelaidemetro.com.au[/url]
Great Southern Railway (GSR) - [url=www.gsr.com.au]www.gsr.com.au[/url] (Trains Operated by Pacfic National)
Patrick Rail Operations
Specialised Container Transport - [size=7](Trains hauled by Pacific National)[/size]
- Commercial Operators
[/i]Former Railway Lines in South Australia

Note:The closed date is gerenally when the line was removed.

Adelaide Area

Adelaide - Glenelg (Closed 19xx)
Caven - Northfield (Closed 1987)
Dry Creek - Caven (Closed 1995)
Grange - Henley Beach (Closed 1957)
Hallet Cove - Willunga (1969)
Hendon Branch (Closed 19XX)
Holden Branch (Closed 1992)
Salisbury - Penfield (Closed 1991)
Showgrounds Branch (Closed 19xx)

Country Areas

Apamurra - Cambrai (Closed 19xx) Rails used by Pichi Richi
Bowmans - Paskeville (Closed 19xx)
Bowmans - Yacka (Closed 19xx
Bruce - Eurilla (Closed 19xx)
Burra - Hallet (Closed 1992)
Coffin Bay Tramway BHP (Closed 1993)
Cambrai - Sedan (Closed 19xx)
Kapinne - Mount Hope (Closed 1965)
Gladstone - Wilimington (Closed 19xx)
Hallet - Peterbourgh (Closed 1980)
Hawker - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Leigh Creek - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Millicent - Beachport (Closed 19xx)
Marree - Alice Springs (Closed 19xx) Replaced by new line via Tarcoola.
Naracorte - Kingston SE (Closed 19xx)
Nurioopta - Angaston (Closed 2010)
Paskeville - Kadina (Closed 19xx)
Peterbourgh - Eurilla (Closed 2002)
Port Pirie - Broken Hill NG (Closed 1970) replaced with a Standard Gauge Track.
Quorn - Hawker (Closed 19xx)
Riverton - Spalding (Closed 1983) Damaged by Ash Wednesday Fires.
Rocky River - Port Pirie (Closed 1984) replace by Standard Gauge Line.
Snowtown - Brinkworth (Closed 19xx)
Wallaroo - Moonta (Closed 19xx)
Yacka - Gladstone (Closed 19xx) [/quote]


[quote=Adelaide Metro]

[size=7][color=orange]TransAdelaide Info[/color][/size]

[size=7]TransAdelaide operate the entire Tram and Train network across Adelaide, The State Government have annouced that TransAdelaide will merged with the (DTEI) - Public Transport Division in 2010. [/size]

[u]Railcar Fleet[/u]

Currently in service are 11x2000 Class (Power Cars) 18x2100 Class, 30x3000 Class 40(20 Sets)x3100.

[u]Class 2000/2100 'Jumbos' Facts:[/u]

Entered Service: 22nd Of Feb 1980

Powered By: The Class 2000 cars are power by Cummins duel six cylinder diesel engines producing 525 hp or 390 kW (2100 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 175 kVA alternator.

Weight: 2000 class - 68 tonnes / 2100 class - 42 tonnes

Capacity: 2000 class - 64 persons / 2100 class - 104 persons

Fleet Numbers: 2001 - 2012 / 2101 - 2118
[size=7]Railcar 2009 has been withdrawn from service and used for parts now.[/size]

It has been annouced that these Railcar will be withdrawn from service by 2018.

Other Information:
The Class 2000/2100 have the nick name 'jumbos'.
The cars were build by Comeng, in Glanville (Sydney), NSW.

[size=7][color=blue]Class 3000/3100 [/color][/size]

3000/3100 class - twin turbo-charged Mercedes Benz V12 direct injection diesel engines producing 354 kW (1500 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 400 kVA alternator.

3100 cars cannot operate as a single unit because each car has only one driving compartment. 3000 cars can operate as single units when required.

Capacity:

3000 class - 106 persons
3100 class - 113 persons

Weight of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:

3000 class - 48 tonnes
3100 class - 46 tonnes

Number Of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:

30 x 3000 (Numbers 3001 to 3030)
40 x 3100 (Numbers 3101 to 3140)

(Note: All 3000/3100 railcars are in service at the moment.)

58 of The class 3000/3100 will be convert to electric, when the Adelaide Rail network is electrified in 2013. 12 will be retained as Diesel-Electric from use on the Belair Line.

Other Interest Fact On The Class 3000/3100 Railcars.

The First 20 Cars (3001-3008 and 3101-3112) were built by Comeng. The remaining cars (3008-3030 and 3112-3140) were Clyde GM.

These cars first enter service in November 1987. These cars were progressivley introduced on to the network until 1996.

[size=7][color=red]TransAdelaide Network Facts.[/color][/size]

Length Of Network:

Adelaide's operating rail system is around 120 kilometres in length.

Stations:
Across Adelaide there are 84 suburban railway stations.

Destinations:

TransAdelaide runs train to the following destinations.

Adelaide - Gawler Central (Trains Also Terminate at Gawler)

Adelaide - Belair

Adelaide - Noarlunga Centre (Trains Also Terminate at Brighton)

Adelaide - Outer Habour (Trains Also Terminate at Glanville)

Adelaide - Grange

Adelaide - Tonsley (Note: Daytime Monday to Friday Services Only)

[u]Electricfication of Adelaide's Rail Network.[size=7][/size]

In 2008 the State Government annouced that Adelaide's Rail Network would be upgraded and electricfied.

All lines are being re-sleeped with gauge convertable concrete sleepers.

All lines except the Belair are being electricfied, they are due to be electricfied by 2013.

The Noarlunga Line is being extended to Seaford this due to be open in 2013.

50 new electric railcars are being ordered and the class 2000 railcars will be withdrawn sevice by 2018. 58 Class 3000/3100 railcars will be covert to electric and remaining 12 will retain as is for use of the Belair line.

A number of Railway Stations will be upgrade as part of the upgrade project.[/quote]

[quote=Adelaide Rail Network Construction][size=7][u]Adelaide Suburban System Construction Timetable[/u][/size]

Adelaide - Port Adelaide 1856
Adelaide - Gawler/Northfield 1857 ([size=7]Dry Creek - Northfield Closed and Removed 1987) However cattle trains still used the Dry Creek - Caven section until 1995.[/size]
Port Adelaide - Dry Creek 1868 [size=7](Now owned by ARTC)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Semaphore via St Vincent Street and Jervois Bridge: 3 January 1878 [size=7](Street line closed XXXX)[/size]
Woodville - Grange 1882
Glanville - Largs Jetty: 23 December 1882 [size=7](Street track to jetty removed 1908?)[/size]
Adelaide - Belair/Bridgewater 1883 [size=7](Note: Belair-Bridgewater was converted to standard gauge in 1995. STA services to Bridgewater ceased in 1987. Single Track working to Belair began on 1st on June 1995.) [/size] (Line re-sleeped in 2009)
Grange - Henley Beach 1894 [size=7](Closed 1957, removed 1978)[/size]
Largs - Outer Harbour: 16 January 1908 [size=7](The line had been opened for goods traffic for the constuction of Outer Harbour in 1903)[/size]
Goodwood - Marino 1913
Marino - Hallet Cove/Willunga 1915 [size=7](Hallet Cove - Willunga Closed 1969)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Glanville via Commercial Road Viaduct: 1916
Sailsbury - Penfield 1941 [size=7](Closed and Removed 1991)[/size]
Port Stanvac - Christies Downs 1976
Christies Downs - Noarlunga Centre 1978[/quote]


[u]Great Southern Railway[/u]

Great Southern Railway started operations in South Austraila in November 1997. They brought out the old Australian National Passenger arm. GSR runs Indian Pacfic which runs from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide and return, The Ghan which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs/Darwin and return and The Overland which runs from Adelaide to Melbourne and return.

About the Trains:

The Indian Pacfic is one of the world's longest train journeys running 4352km between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide. The train runs twice weekly. The Indian Pafice goes through some of Australia's most spectacular country from the Blue Mountains to treeless Nullarbor Plain. The train gets it name from the two ocean's that it arrives and departs from. The Indian Pacfic travels along the world's longest straight stretch of railway track of 478 km long.

The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs twice weekly and Adelaide and Darwin once a week. The Ghan encounters some great
scenery from the Red Centre to the tropical Top End.

The Overland runs between Adelaide and Melbourne 3 times a week. This was the first intercapital train in Australia. The Overland departs Adelaide Monday,Wednesday and Friday mornings, departs Melbourne Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

[size=7]An Extra Overland may run on public holidays or special events eg AFL finals. [/size]

[quote=GWA][size=7]Genesee & Wyoming Australia[/size]
[size=7](Formally Australia Southern Railroad & Australian Railroad Group)[/size]

About Genesee & Wyoming Australia:

GWA main operations in SA are transporting Grain, Gypsum, Iron Ore & Limestone. GWA supply crews, locomotives & wagons to other rail operators.

GWA have operating rights in South Austraila, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. GWA also have a shareholding in Freightlink which operates & owns the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway.

GWA are the only Board Gauge & Narrow Gauge freight operator in SA.

[u]GWA Train Numbering:[/u]

[size=7]Note: The first number is the day that the train starts running. Sunday 1, Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7.[/size]

[u]Loxton Line:[/u]
K11 Karoonda - Returns K12
K21 Mindarie - Returns K22
K31 Alwoonda - Returns K32
K41 Loxton - Returns K42[/quote]


[color=darkblue][size=7]Tourist Railways In South Australia.[/size][/color]


[u]Limestone Coast Railway[/u] - Thanks jm1941

Please Note: The Limestone Coast railway have ceased running services as of the end of june 2006.

They ran services out of Mt Gambier using old Redhen Railcars.

[img]http://www.railpage.com.au/modules/gallery/albums/album96/faqlcr.jpg[/img]
[size=7](Photo by TA 2000)[/size]


[u][size=7]Lions Club Of Yorke Peninsula Rail.[/size][/u]
[url=www.ypr.org.au]www.ypr.org.au[/url]

Lions Club of Yorke Peninsula Rail have ceased operations as early 2009.

They operated a service between Wallaroo and Bute using the Superchook set or Redhen Railcars.


Pichi Richi Railway

Thank You to everyone that has provided information for the Frequently Asked Questions. Very Happy

All image's are (c) copyrighted to orginal owners.">

[quote=Tourist Railways][u]Tourist Operators In South Australia[/u]
Pichi Richi Railway (PRR) - [url=www.prr.org.au]www.prr.org.au[/url]
Steamranger - [url=www.steamranger.org.au]www.steamranger.org.au[/url]
Yorke Peninsula Rail ceased operations in early 2009.[/quote]

[quote=Former Rail Operators][color=olive]Former Rail Operators in South Australia[/color]

South Australia Railways (SAR) - ceased operating (1978)
State Transport Authority (STA) - became Transadelaide (1994)
Australian National (AN) - ceased operating (1997)
Steamtown Tourist Railway - ceased operating (2002)
Limestone Coast Railway - ceased operating (2006)
Yorke Peninsula Rail - ceased operating (2009)[/quote]


[quote=Railway Lines In SA]
Railway Lines In South Australia

[u]Lines Open to Traffic:[/u]

Adelaide Metro Rail Network

Adelaide - Belair (BG) - (DTEI)
Adelaide - Gawler Central (DTEI)
Adelaide - Noarlunga Centre (DTEI)
Adelaide - Outer Harbour (DTEI)
Woodlands Park - Tonsley (DTEI)
Woodville - Grange (DTEI)
Glenelg - Entertainment Centre (Tram) (DTEI)

Interstate Rail Lines

Adelaide - Crystal Brook (ARTC)
Adelaide - Serviceton (ARTC)
Crystal Brook - Broken Hill (ARTC)
Crystal Brook - Spencer Junction (ARTC)
Dry Creek - Pelican Point (ARTC)
Spencer Junction - SA/WA Border (ARTC)
Spencer Junction - Whyalla (ARTC)
Tarcoola - SA/NT Border (Freight Link)

Country Lines

Ceduna - Kevin (GWA)
Coonmia - Port Pirie (GWA)
Cummins - Kimba (GWA)
Gawler Central - Penrice (GWA)
Mount Barker - Victor Harbour (Steamranger)
Port Augusta - Leigh Creek (NRG Flinders)
Port Augusta - Quorn (Pichi Richi)
Port Lincoln - Wudinna (GWA)
Tailem Bend - Loxton (GWA)
Tailem Bend - Pinnaroo (GWA)
Whyalla - Iron Duke (One Steel) Line to Iron Knon (Closed)
Wudinna - Ceduna (GWA) Limited to Loco Transfer Only

[u]Non Operational Lines:[/u]


Gawler River Bridge - Roseworthy (GWA)
Hamiley Bridge - Balakava (GWA)
Kapinnie Brange Line (GWA)
Kevin - Penong (DTEI)
Kimba - Buckleboo (GWA)
Monarto South - Apamurra (GWA)
Mt Barker Junction - Mt Barker (DETI)
Mt Gambier - Millicent (DTEI)
Mt Gambier - SA/Vic Border (DTEI)
Nurioopta - Angaston (Line to be removed in 2010)
Roseworthy - Burra (GWA)
Roseworthy - Kapunda (GWA)
Wolsley - Mt Gambier (DTEI)

[u]Lines in under construction:[/u]

Noarlunga Centre - Seaford (Due to open 2013) (DTEI)[/quote]

[quote=Former Railways]Former Railway Lines in South Australia

Note:The closed date is gerenally when the line was removed.

Adelaide Area

Adelaide - Glenelg (Closed 19xx)
Caven - Northfield (Closed 1987)
Dry Creek - Caven (Closed 1995)
Grange - Henley Beach (Closed 1957)
Hallet Cove - Willunga (1969)
Hendon Branch (Closed 19XX)
Holden Branch (Closed 1992)
Salisbury - Penfield (Closed 1991)
Showgrounds Branch (Closed 19xx)

Country Areas

Apamurra - Cambrai (Closed 19xx) Rails used by Pichi Richi
Bowmans - Paskeville (Closed 19xx)
Bowmans - Yacka (Closed 19xx
Bruce - Eurilla (Closed 19xx)
Burra - Hallet (Closed 1992)
Coffin Bay Tramway BHP (Closed 1993)
Cambrai - Sedan (Closed 19xx)
Kapinne - Mount Hope (Closed 1965)
Gladstone - Wilimington (Closed 19xx)
Hallet - Peterbourgh (Closed 1980)
Hawker - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Leigh Creek - Marree (Closed 19xx)
Millicent - Beachport (Closed 19xx)
Marree - Alice Springs (Closed 19xx) Replaced by new line via Tarcoola.
Naracorte - Kingston SE (Closed 19xx)
Nurioopta - Angaston (Closed 2010)
Paskeville - Kadina (Closed 19xx)
Peterbourgh - Eurilla (Closed 2002)
Port Pirie - Broken Hill NG (Closed 1970) replaced with a Standard Gauge Track.
Quorn - Hawker (Closed 19xx)
Riverton - Spalding (Closed 1983) Damaged by Ash Wednesday Fires.
Rocky River - Port Pirie (Closed 1984) replace by Standard Gauge Line.
Snowtown - Brinkworth (Closed 19xx)
Wallaroo - Moonta (Closed 19xx)
Yacka - Gladstone (Closed 19xx) [/quote]


[quote=Adelaide Metro]

[size=7][color=orange]TransAdelaide Info[/color][/size]

[size=7]TransAdelaide operate the entire Tram and Train network across Adelaide, The State Government have annouced that TransAdelaide will merged with the (DTEI) - Public Transport Division in 2010. [/size]

[u]Railcar Fleet[/u]

Currently in service are 11x2000 Class (Power Cars) 18x2100 Class, 30x3000 Class 40(20 Sets)x3100.

[u]Class 2000/2100 'Jumbos' Facts:[/u]

Entered Service: 22nd Of Feb 1980

Powered By: The Class 2000 cars are power by Cummins duel six cylinder diesel engines producing 525 hp or 390 kW (2100 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 175 kVA alternator.

Weight: 2000 class - 68 tonnes / 2100 class - 42 tonnes

Capacity: 2000 class - 64 persons / 2100 class - 104 persons

Fleet Numbers: 2001 - 2012 / 2101 - 2118
[size=7]Railcar 2009 has been withdrawn from service and used for parts now.[/size]

It has been annouced that these Railcar will be withdrawn from service by 2018.

Other Information:
The Class 2000/2100 have the nick name 'jumbos'.
The cars were build by Comeng, in Glanville (Sydney), NSW.

[size=7][color=blue]Class 3000/3100 [/color][/size]

3000/3100 class - twin turbo-charged Mercedes Benz V12 direct injection diesel engines producing 354 kW (1500 rpm). Electrical power supplied by a 400 kVA alternator.

3100 cars cannot operate as a single unit because each car has only one driving compartment. 3000 cars can operate as single units when required.

Capacity:

3000 class - 106 persons
3100 class - 113 persons

Weight of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:

3000 class - 48 tonnes
3100 class - 46 tonnes

Number Of Class 3000/3100 Railcars:

30 x 3000 (Numbers 3001 to 3030)
40 x 3100 (Numbers 3101 to 3140)

(Note: All 3000/3100 railcars are in service at the moment.)

58 of The class 3000/3100 will be convert to electric, when the Adelaide Rail network is electrified in 2013. 12 will be retained as Diesel-Electric from use on the Belair Line.

Other Interest Fact On The Class 3000/3100 Railcars.

The First 20 Cars (3001-3008 and 3101-3112) were built by Comeng. The remaining cars (3008-3030 and 3112-3140) were Clyde GM.

These cars first enter service in November 1987. These cars were progressivley introduced on to the network until 1996.

[size=7][color=red]TransAdelaide Network Facts.[/color][/size]

Length Of Network:

Adelaide's operating rail system is around 120 kilometres in length.

Stations:
Across Adelaide there are 84 suburban railway stations.

Destinations:

TransAdelaide runs train to the following destinations.

Adelaide - Gawler Central (Trains Also Terminate at Gawler)

Adelaide - Belair

Adelaide - Noarlunga Centre (Trains Also Terminate at Brighton)

Adelaide - Outer Habour (Trains Also Terminate at Glanville)

Adelaide - Grange

Adelaide - Tonsley (Note: Daytime Monday to Friday Services Only)

[u]Electricfication of Adelaide's Rail Network.[size=7][/size]

In 2008 the State Government annouced that Adelaide's Rail Network would be upgraded and electricfied.

All lines are being re-sleeped with gauge convertable concrete sleepers.

All lines except the Belair are being electricfied, they are due to be electricfied by 2013.

The Noarlunga Line is being extended to Seaford this due to be open in 2013.

50 new electric railcars are being ordered and the class 2000 railcars will be withdrawn sevice by 2018. 58 Class 3000/3100 railcars will be covert to electric and remaining 12 will retain as is for use of the Belair line.

A number of Railway Stations will be upgrade as part of the upgrade project.[/quote]

[quote=Adelaide Rail Network Construction][size=7][u]Adelaide Suburban System Construction Timetable[/u][/size]

Adelaide - Port Adelaide 1856
Adelaide - Gawler/Northfield 1857 ([size=7]Dry Creek - Northfield Closed and Removed 1987) However cattle trains still used the Dry Creek - Caven section until 1995.[/size]
Port Adelaide - Dry Creek 1868 [size=7](Now owned by ARTC)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Semaphore via St Vincent Street and Jervois Bridge: 3 January 1878 [size=7](Street line closed XXXX)[/size]
Woodville - Grange 1882
Glanville - Largs Jetty: 23 December 1882 [size=7](Street track to jetty removed 1908?)[/size]
Adelaide - Belair/Bridgewater 1883 [size=7](Note: Belair-Bridgewater was converted to standard gauge in 1995. STA services to Bridgewater ceased in 1987. Single Track working to Belair began on 1st on June 1995.) [/size] (Line re-sleeped in 2009)
Grange - Henley Beach 1894 [size=7](Closed 1957, removed 1978)[/size]
Largs - Outer Harbour: 16 January 1908 [size=7](The line had been opened for goods traffic for the constuction of Outer Harbour in 1903)[/size]
Goodwood - Marino 1913
Marino - Hallet Cove/Willunga 1915 [size=7](Hallet Cove - Willunga Closed 1969)[/size]
Port Adelaide - Glanville via Commercial Road Viaduct: 1916
Sailsbury - Penfield 1941 [size=7](Closed and Removed 1991)[/size]
Port Stanvac - Christies Downs 1976
Christies Downs - Noarlunga Centre 1978[/quote]


[u]Great Southern Railway[/u]

Great Southern Railway started operations in South Austraila in November 1997. They brought out the old Australian National Passenger arm. GSR runs Indian Pacfic which runs from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide and return, The Ghan which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs/Darwin and return and The Overland which runs from Adelaide to Melbourne and return.

About the Trains:

The Indian Pacfic is one of the world's longest train journeys running 4352km between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide. The train runs twice weekly. The Indian Pafice goes through some of Australia's most spectacular country from the Blue Mountains to treeless Nullarbor Plain. The train gets it name from the two ocean's that it arrives and departs from. The Indian Pacfic travels along the world's longest straight stretch of railway track of 478 km long.

The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Alice Springs twice weekly and Adelaide and Darwin once a week. The Ghan encounters some great
scenery from the Red Centre to the tropical Top End.

The Overland runs between Adelaide and Melbourne 3 times a week. This was the first intercapital train in Australia. The Overland departs Adelaide Monday,Wednesday and Friday mornings, departs Melbourne Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

[size=7]An Extra Overland may run on public holidays or special events eg AFL finals. [/size]

[quote=GWA][size=7]Genesee & Wyoming Australia[/size]
[size=7](Formally Australia Southern Railroad & Australian Railroad Group)[/size]

About Genesee & Wyoming Australia:

GWA main operations in SA are transporting Grain, Gypsum, Iron Ore & Limestone. GWA supply crews, locomotives & wagons to other rail operators.

GWA have operating rights in South Austraila, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. GWA also have a shareholding in Freightlink which operates & owns the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway.

GWA are the only Board Gauge & Narrow Gauge freight operator in SA.

[u]GWA Train Numbering:[/u]

[size=7]Note: The first number is the day that the train starts running. Sunday 1, Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6, Saturday 7.[/size]

[u]Loxton Line:[/u]
K11 Karoonda - Returns K12
K21 Mindarie - Returns K22
K31 Alwoonda - Returns K32
K41 Loxton - Returns K42[/quote]


[color=darkblue][size=7]Tourist Railways In South Australia.[/size][/color]


[u]Limestone Coast Railway[/u] - Thanks jm1941

Please Note: The Limestone Coast railway have ceased running services as of the end of june 2006.

They ran services out of Mt Gambier using old Redhen Railcars.

[img]http://www.railpage.com.au/modules/gallery/albums/album96/faqlcr.jpg[/img]
[size=7](Photo by TA 2000)[/size]


[u][size=7]Lions Club Of Yorke Peninsula Rail.[/size][/u]
[url=www.ypr.org.au]www.ypr.org.au[/url]

Lions Club of Yorke Peninsula Rail have ceased operations as early 2009.

They operated a service between Wallaroo and Bute using the Superchook set or Redhen Railcars.


Pichi Richi Railway

Thank You to everyone that has provided information for the Frequently Asked Questions. Very Happy

All image's are (c) copyrighted to orginal owners.
[/i]
 
TA3015 Chief Commissioner

Location: Anywhere Nathan Van Berlo is!!

RE: Closed stations

Was there not also Holdens(Grange line where the double track becomes single between Woodville and Port Road) and also was there a Mile End Passenger and Mile End Goods?

Also there was Tube Mills between Kilburn and Dry Creek.

 
The Phonj Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

MIle End Passenger is the station that is now known as just Mile End.  Mile End Goods was located by the Sir Donald Bradman Drive bridge.

However all of your closed platforms have been since removed - whereas the platforms already shown as closed are still existing.

Just a couple of other corrections I have noticed:

STA services to Northfield ceased in 1987

STA services to Bridgewater ceased in 1987

Henley Beach was closed in 1957

 
1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast

The Adelaide Suburban System Construction Timetable is good because it includes several long-forgotten sections like Grange to Henley Beach.

It could also include some other suburban branches, which are missing.

Ascot Pk - Tonsley (still operating)

Albert Pk - Hendon

Woodville - Finsbury

Port Dock Station - Pt.A. Junction

Holdens branch at Elizabeth

The last four only had trains at industrial peak hours, but there were several departures in each case.  E.g the 1965 Working Timetable shows 4 round trips on Hendon branch in morning peak and 3 round trips in evening peak (M-F).

Sorry I don't know opening or closure dates of these lines.

 
4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham

The Adelaide Suburban System Construction Timetable is good because it includes several long-forgotten sections like Grange to Henley Beach.

It could also include some other suburban branches, which are missing.

Ascot Pk - Tonsley (still operating)

Albert Pk - Hendon

Woodville - Finsbury

Port Dock Station - Pt.A. Junction

Holdens branch at Elizabeth

The last four only had trains at industrial peak hours, but there were several departures in each case.  E.g the 1965 Working Timetable shows 4 round trips on Hendon branch in morning peak and 3 round trips in evening peak (M-F).

Sorry I don't know opening or closure dates of these lines.

- 1S47

Also, there was the branch to ICI Osborne.

Port Dock was opened on 21/04/1856 and closed13/09/1981.

Hendon was open on 03/11/1940 and closed 01/02/1980.

Finsbury branch was opened on 16/09/1940 and closed 17/08/1979.

ICI Osborne services last ran on 01/01/1980

The Tonsley brach, I believe was opened sometime in 1966, and IIRC, GMH Elizabeth closed in 1992.

 
ike1 Assistant Commissioner

well done but just a liitle point artc has access from tarcoola to northgate block point at 510.500 km then arg control northgate block point  to berrimah

 
witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus

You are also missing the operators of the Bowans Balco Train, Patricks PortLink.

 
16svtmk1a Station Staff

Re 2000 class. The weight of a 2000 is shown as 76tonnes on the official plans I have. The current motors used are replacement motors, the original motors were MAN flat 12s of 512hp, the original Rolls Royce 6 cyl Genset motors have been replaced on at least 2 cars.

 
Alco_Haulic Chief Commissioner

Location: Eating out...

Okay, I'll add this here.

ARTC Timetables for SA

they get changed about every 6 months, so check it to be up to date.

 
pberrett Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, West Island

Hi

Could someone please update the details for running times for the Overland?  It is quite out of date and may mislead.

cheers Peter

 
409 Minister for Railways

In recent months, we have a had a couple of interstate visitors request Jumbo timetables. This is the list that I came up with for someone_in_the_www.

ALL SERVICES LISTED DEPARTING ADELAIDE

Gawler Central line  (morning and afternoon peak services only)

9:27am, express to Dry Creek, stopping all stations after (departs Gawler Central at 10:28am)

1:57pm, express to Dry Creek, stopping all stations affter (departs Gawler Central at 2:58pm)

2:15pm, limited stop service (departs Gawler at 3:21pm)

2:40pm, stopping all stations to Salisbury, limited service afterwards (departs Gawler 3:54pm as a limited service all the way back to Adelaide.

4:30pm, stopping all stations to Salisbury (departs Salisbury 5:07pm stopping all stations to Adelaide)

Noarlunga Centre line/Tonsely Line(morning and afternoon peak services only)

5:24am, express all the way to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 6:05am stopping all stations to Brighton, then express to Adelaide).

6:14am, express to Brighton, stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre 7:03am stopping all stationa to Brighton then express to Adelaide).

6:27am, express to Woodlands Park, then stopping all stations to Tonsely (departs Tonsely at 7:00am stopping all stations to Adelaide).

6:35am, express to Brighton, stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre 7:26am stopping all stations to Brighton then express to Adelaide).

6:51am, express to Brighton, stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre 7:39am express all the way to Adelaide).

7:19am, express to Woodlands Park, then express to Ascot Park, then stopping all stations to Brighton (departs Brighton 7:56am stopping all stations to Ascot Park, the express to Woodlands Park, then express to Emerson, then express to Adelaide).

7:54am, express to Woodlands Park, then express to Ascot Park, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre 8:45am stopping all stations to Brighton, then express Oaklands, then express to Adelaide).

1:28pm, express to Oaklands, then express to Brighton, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 2:15pm stopping all stations to Brighton, then express to Oaklands, then express to Adelaide).

2:28pm, express to Oaklands, then express to Brighton, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 3:15pm stopping all stations to Ascot Park, then express to Adelaide).

3:10pm, express to Oaklands, then express to Brighton, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre 4:00pm stopping all stations to Brighton, then express to Oaklands, then express to Adelaide).

3:50pm, express to Woodlands Park, then express to Ascot Park, then express to Brighton (departs Brighton at 4:38pm stopping all stations to Adelaide).

3:56pm, express to Oaklands, then express to Brighton then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 4:45pm stopping all stations to Brighton then express to Adelaide).

4:14pm, express to Oaklands, then express to Brighton, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 5:04pm stopping all stations to Brighton, then express to Woodlands Park, then express to Adelaide).

4:49pm, express to Woodlands Park, then stopping all stations to Brighton (departs Brighton at 5:16pm stopping all stations to Woodlands Park, then express to Adelaide).

5:10pm, express to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre stopping all stations to Woodlands Park, then express to Adelaide).

5:14pm, express to Hallet Cove, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 6:30pm stopping all stations to Goodwood, then express to Adelaide).

5:18pm, express to Woodlands Park then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (departs Noarlunga Centre at 7:00pm stopping all stations to Goodwood, then express to Adelaide).

5:47pm, express to Brighton, then express to Hallet Cove, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (stables at Lonsdale Depot).

6:12pm, express to Woodlands Park, then stopping all stations to Noarlunga Centre (stables at Lonsdale Depot).

Grange line (morning peak only)

7:29am, stopping all stations to Grange (departs Grange at 7:55am stopping all stations to Adelaide).

Outer Harbour line(morning peak only)

7:24, stopping all stations to Woodville, then express to Glanville (departs Glanville at 7:49am, stopping all stations to Woodville, then express to Adelaide).

7:48, stopping all stations to Woodville, then express to Glanville (departs Glanville at 8:13am, stopping all stations to Woodville, then express to Adelaide).

Belair line (weekend and public holidays services only)

9:55am, 11:55am, 1:55pm, 3:55pm and 5:55pm, express to Keswick then stopping all stations (departs Belair at 10:35am, 12:35pm, 2:35pm, 4:35pm and 6:35pm).

 

Location: Banned

In recent months, we have a had a couple of interstate visitors request Jumbo timetables. This is the list that I came up with for someone_in_the_www.

- 409



You got my name slightly wrong Crying or Very sad

ALL SERVICES LISTED DEPARTING ADELAIDE
Outer Harbour line(morning peak only)

- A user



Has the ban on Jumbos on the Outer Harbor line been lifted? Smile

 
eastadl Locomotive Driver

Location: Adelaide

hi im new to this. I have an interest in trains but dont have the passion or knowledge that some of you guys have. Anyway can someone tell me or direct me to somewhere, on these codes you have for trains ie 6MA5 or whatever. Now I gather MA means Melbourne to Adelaide but whats the other numbers mean, thanks

 
squeekazoid Chief Commissioner

Location: Plympton

hi im new to this. I have an interest in trains but dont have the passion or knowledge that some of you guys have. Anyway can someone tell me or direct me to somewhere, on these codes you have for trains ie 6MA5 or whatever. Now I gather MA means Melbourne to Adelaide but whats the other numbers mean, thanks

- eastadl

6 being the day of the week for exsample...

1 - Sunday

2 - Monday

3 - Tuesday

4 - Wednesday

5 - Thursday

6 - Friday

7 - Saturday

And im not quite sure what the otehr one means i think its the order of the trains?

Cheers ,

 
409 Minister for Railways

The last number is the operator of the trains. PN has quite a few though! 8 is for GSR, 9 is for the SCT runs, 6 I 'think' is for the QRN services over the hills. I am not 100% sure about the last one though.

 
trainznbuses Train Controller

Location: Overlooking the bridge over the Onkaparinga

http://www.railpage.com.au/faq-9.htm

 
Maaaark Deputy Commissioner

Location: Pilbara, WA

Actually, the operator is designated by a letter following the train number i.e. 5AM6A. This last letter is not used in communication, but usually appears on documentation.

 
CRGM Junior Train Controller

Location: Could be anywhere atm.

There is a set of jumbos now that arrive at Salisbury at 7.24am and then go on to the siding and return to Salisbury as the 7.34am Adelaide train.

2101 and 2005 or 2010 do this every morning (mon-fri)

 
fabricator Chief Commissioner

Location: Gawler

You can remove 2006 from the 'withdrawn from service' list now  Very Happy

and some/all of the 'Four Trailers are stored at the moment'

TA have been running Jumbos as all stopping trains on the Gawler line, still working out exact times at the moment.

 
409 Minister for Railways

I did note 2112 and 2006 at Salisbury on the 15:29 service (which turned into the 15:33) heading to Adelaide. That would have meant it ran the 13:17 from Adelaide to Gawler Central and then ran the 14:58 from Gawler Central to the City.

 
ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA

I did note 2112 and 2006 at Salisbury on the 15:29 service (which turned into the 15:33) heading to Adelaide. That would have meant it ran the 13:17 from Adelaide to Gawler Central and then ran the 14:58 from Gawler Central to the City.

- 409

1357

What would be behind the extra jumbo usage on the Gawler line lately anyhow? They are unsuitable for stopping services as well all know

 
greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA

I will be getting the 4:20pm train from Gawler to Adelaide stopping Smithfield-Elizabeth-Salisbury-Greenfields-Mawson Lakes-Adelaide.

Thank goodness that this is not a jumbo operating this service, I need to get this train so I can then transfer to the Outer Harbor or Grange train to Bowden station, I will walk from there to Hindmarsh Stadium to watch my beloved Adelaide United play with about 12,000 other people.

The 3:57 Gawler Central train to Adelaide (stopping all stations) better not be 8 or so minutes late again or I will complain to the TA staff when I get to Adelaide.  Mad

Last Thursday there were only 2 other people on the carraige that I was in when we departed Mawson Lakes.

 
ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA

I will be getting the 4:20pm train from Gawler to Adelaide stopping Smithfield-Elizabeth-Salisbury-Greenfields-Mawson Lakes-Adelaide.

Thank goodness that this is not a jumbo operating this service, I need to get this train so I can then transfer to the Outer Harbor or Grange train to Bowden station, I will walk from there to Hindmarsh Stadium to watch my beloved Adelaide United play with about 12,000 other people.

The 3:57 Gawler Central train to Adelaide (stopping all stations) better not be 8 or so minutes late again or I will complain to the TA staff when I get to Adelaide.  Mad

Last Thursday there were only 2 other people on the carraige that I was in when we departed Mawson Lakes.

- greasyrhys

Then you'll just make yourself even later. It will take you 8 minutes just to complain.

With the worst of the summer heat coming up in January, brace yourself for much more frequent late running

 
greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA

Last Friday the 4:20 train from Gawler to Adelaide was only 5 mins late this time. The train slowed down when it reached Islington. Trains from Gawler Central should only stop all stations in the early mornings and at nights not at 3:00pm-5:00pm.

There will be a report on channel 2 (ABC) at 7pm tonight about the metting that disrupted the train services, and I was intervied on camera (I am wearing a grey T-shirt and no hat)!

Enjoy  Laughing

PS, the current TransAdelaide logo, and the current South Australia logo are the same as each other, and should be changed with a different design

 
greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA

I found a website that has good train photos, ncluding one of Aldgate station in 1986, when the island platform still standing:

The Locomotive Cab

 

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