The station locations:
Reynella Station is now the site of a car park for the transport interchange just south of the old town opposite the garden shop.
McLaren Vale was to the east of the town, Hackham was to the right of the South Road crossing which was immediately after Honeypot Road. There are some pine trees here.
Noarlunga was just after the bridge over the Onkaparinga.
McLaren Vale was just north of the McLaren Flat road
Willunga yard stretched from north of the station building to the Aldinga Road.
This line in its final years was served by a weekly goods train from Mile End which was a daylight trip down there and back.
The power was often a 500 class diesel.
Back in those days it wasn't too hard to organise a trip on goods trains for the payment of the normal passenger fare and, I think, the signing of a waiver form.
This I did one day in the last couple of years of its life and enjoyed, with friends from Adelaide Uni a day out by train to a destination normally unreachable.
The SAR would put on a centenary car if you gave them a certain number of passengers. I'm not sure whether this was achieved on this trip or not or whether we just used the brake van which would have been an 8300. I suspect the latter.
The train wasn't terribly big, perhaps 3 or 4 wagons which ran right through to Willunga and we were picked up, and dropped off again at Goodwood.
The only thing you had to worry about was the taking of women on these trips - "we have regulations against that sort of thing" I was told - and they did! Apparently the sight of a female ankle in the brake van would send guards into a lecherous frenzy so women were not allowed in the brakevans of goods trains by regulation.
Cab rides were no problem back then. I was in the cab as we crossed South Road at Hackham.