South Australian Railways S class - Wikipedia

South Australia Train

South Australia / June 24, 2016

The early lines were short, disconnected lines built in the direction of the nearest port such as Port Broughton - Mundoora (horse drawn), Port Pirie - Crystal Brook and Port Wakefield - Balaklava. Later, during the 1880's, efforts were made to centralise the system and eventually all lines, except for those on Eyre Peninsula, were linked to Adelaide.

To serve the mining and pastoral industries in the far north of the state, the Great Northern Railway was built from Port Augusta to Quorn in 1879, with the line reaching Marree in 1883, and Oodnadatta in 1891. In 1865 South...