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Interstate Trains- South Australia 1984


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On this page we feature more of our interstate travels with a few photos of our visit to South Australia in 1984. When one looks at photos taken 10-15 years ago it is hard to imagine that the everyday scenes photographed quickly become history. I did not realise when I took some of these photos just how sweeping the changes would be in South Australia.
Phil Melling


Class leader of the 930 Class 930 stands at the Mile End Loco Depot on 7 July 1984. 930 is now out of service and the Mile End depot has gone.


Bluebird Railcar's 260+105+281 arrive at Bridgewater on 12 July 1984. The station staff told me the Bluebird had come from Mount Gambier, a line now closed and disconnected from the main Adelaide- Melbourne line since the latter line was converted to standard gauge.


522 shunts livestock wagons at Murray Bridge on 4 July 1984.


C506+C501+BL32 depart Dry Creek with a train for Melbourne on 7 July 1984.Only 2 C class are currently in use by National Rail I understand and the BL's are also owned by National Rail.


"Redhens" 408+413 stand at the old Grange terminus on 3 July 1984.


I was pleased to photograph one of the new BL class no 33 at Mile End on 7 July 1984.


One of the things I liked in regard to the South Australian railscene was the multitude of colour schemes present on the locomotives in 1984. Here we see 863 shunting and 702 at Peterborough on 13 July 1984.