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Port Augusta Rail Yard/Spencer Junction. Trains are stored here before departing for Whyalla or the Trans Australia Railway Line.
A key part of Adelaide.
There are large grain storage silos and bunkers, where branch lines into the Murray Mallee join the main line. The two remaining branches are to Pinnaroo and Loxton via Karoonda (which used to be the junction for more branches). These two lines have been converted to standard gauge to be compatible with the main line (which was also converted from broad gauge), however they remain as light rail and ballast with very low speed limits. They are only used for collection of bulk grain, as the speed limits are too low to be practical for transport of time-sensitive freight. The Pinnaroo line continues (but presently remains broad gauge) into Victoria to Ouyen where it joins the Mildura to Melbourne line.
North end of the former Mile End loco depot.
Good views of down trains
Chidda has good views of trains from both directions, seats and the tree also provides shade in the afternoon. For the Interstate freight trains, there is a signal with in sights from the Adelaide end of the platform. This will light up before arrival of a train on the Standard Gauge. Chidda did also have water, for those who will stay for a long time, but this was caused by vandals damaging the cover that restricts access to the tap, so I doubt this privilege will last.