I am aware of a significant mud hole in this area which has meant frequent TSRs in this area. Would this have something to do with the lean in the signal cabin?
No, I have about exhausted my knowledge on the subject.
Knowledge obtained over years of travelling past Edwardstown to/from Warradale or Hove and from time to time catching a train there. For a short time in the mid 60s I worked at GW Robinson on Delaine Ave. On a few occasions in the 70s I caught the train there because my inlaws lived near by. One time in the 70s I was surprised to see parcels being delivered to the station master from a road truck parked on the goods siding opposite the station building; an almost timeless scene.
I would be intetrested to find out more about Pengillys. Did their site become Hills?
Ian Its a small world I remember one annual Holidays that I spent in Pt Lincoln and as a youngster made friends with another whose father was the owner of G W Robinson around 1953 or so . I think he then went on to take over the business and possibly was the person you worked for . I think his name was David .
I regards to freight being handled at Edwardstown back in the single line days there was a bakery in Delaine called Munns Bakery ,later to become Munns Lawns , it was located about where the old Toc H hall was .Munns apparently used to have some big contracts with the stations in the north and used to freight their famous fruit cakes in large boxes per train from Edwardstown generally on the afternoon train about 4 15 PM the freight was accepted by the SM and then loaded in the brake van from station.
From what I can gather the original Pengally factory became Hills Hoists some time in the late forties or so and to my know ledge no freight ever worked during this time .
The railcar termination at Edwardstown would probably show up in the time tables ,but I have not been able to source these other than the actual Willunga running schedules . I believe they may be available in the Pt Dock Museum but as I am in Perth difficult to research .
By the way who were your in laws Edwardstown ? it is a small area and who knows I just might have heard of them .
Great to mule over old times and I suppose its a sign of getting old as things always seemd better then .
Good web ! lets hope others can add some info
MickeyFinn I've sifted through the 18 pages and found the link to the yard diagrams, which you may find very useful :I'm pleased to say that there are yard diagrams for all the stations from Goodwood to Willunga (that had yards) on this very website. See http://www.railpage.com.au/modules.php?set_albumName=Dreadnought&id=sarbgwillungaline01&name=gallery&include=view_photo.php
There's lots of useful info in this thread, although most locations are a little vague to me. Perhaps it would be useful to have lived in the area as some of the original posters seem to. The references to UBD street directories aren't a lot of help these days either.
Has anyone thought about using some more recent technology to mark places of interest for future railway archaeologists?
Google maps is one obvious way, allowing you to add commentary about what to look for something like this.
Or if you want use the technology in your pocket, assuming your mobile phone has a GPS you could use a free app to mark locations and then upload to Google Maps like this.
It would be fascinating to know more about what remains (today), as distinct what was around 7-8 years ago.
My grandmother lived in Vincent St Forbes, now South Plympton and Mitchell Park before that. Her sister (my great aunt) lived with her daughter and son in law in Johnson St in the 60's where we also visited and I can remember seeing 930's shunting at Edwardstown and a 700 or 710 on the Willunga freight during the mid 60's were odd sightings. The 930 I recall was shunting about 5:30/ 6 pm so I'm not sure if it was a Willunga Freight or heading to Lonsdale as there were a number of Y trucks. I would have been about 10 or 11 at the time...
I think it seemed that everyone used to have a granny in the Edwardstown area, certainly I met a lot of school aquaintances in the area - my parents house was in Hectorville, sadly away from the action.
Thanks Aaron. Maybe I am a little dense but I found it hard to work out some of the locations.
One place was referred to as being north of Doctors Rd in one post and south by someone else.
And UBD directory locations described in another post probably wouldn't be found on this years map.
It's reassuring to hear that stuff is still there, but it would be even better to know where "there" is
There's lots of useful info in this thread, although most locations are a little vague to me.
To help you out here are some of the locations, dig out Google Earth and have a look
Old Willunga Station 35°16'9.00"S 138°33'4.09"E
Hallet Cove Station 35° 3'58.40"S 138°30'20.36"E
Reynella Station (now NMRI clubroom site 35° 5'41.08"S 138°32'20.43"E
McLaren Vale 35°13'3.49"S 138°32'27.76"E
Old Noarlunga 35°10'55.31"S 138°29'55.23"E
Marino 35° 2'42.75"S 138°30'48.64"E
The corridor between Hallett Cove and Sheidow Park 35° 4'46.05"S 138°31'13.38"E
Overhead cable support bases (still exists)
35° 4'34.99"S 138°31'33.42"E
35° 4'38.24"S 138°31'33.35"E
35° 3'34.98"S 138°31'34.20"E
35° 3'36.31"S 138°31'34.22"E
35° 3'36.90"S 138°31'34.21"E
35° 3'37.69"S 138°31'34.16"E
Young Street Bridge 35° 5'18.17"S 138°32'0.94"E
Junk food corner platform 35° 6'16.64"S 138°31'44.76"E