Eyre Peninsula Bibliography

Railway Periodicals

ARHS Bulletin/Australian Railway History

Singleton, C.C., 'Iron Knob Tramway', ARLHS Bulletin, February 1942.
Eardley, G.H., 'The Port Lincoln Division, South Australian Railways', ARHS Bulletin, August & September 1947.
A lengthy account of the development and operation of the Port Lincoln Division.
Parsons, D.B., ' 3'6" Passenger Rollingstock of the SAR', ARHS Bulletin, July - October 1958.
Detailed account of the SAR's 31'6" and 50' cars, and passenger brakevans, many of which ran on Eyre Peninsula.
Buckland, John, 'Gauge Conversion at Whyalla Steelworks, South Australia', ARHS Bulletin, September 1963.
Description of the introduction of standard gauge within the new steelworks at Whyalla.
Eardley, G.H., 'The U Class Locomotives of South Australia', ARHS Bulletin, April 1976.
A history of the U Class 2-6-0 locomotives.
Buckland, John, 'A Standard Gauge Industrial Railway in Mothballs', ARHS Bulletin, August 1977.
Detailed description of the BHP Coffin Bay lime sands "tramway".
Oberg, Leon, 'The 1978 Scene at BHP Whyalla', ARHS Bulletin, December 1978.
Buckland, John, 'The Railways of South Australia's West Coast', ARHS Bulletin, May 1979.
Illustrated description of the "West Coast Wanderer" tour which covered the whole Port Lincoln Division in 1976. Also includes extensive historical notes.
Bird, Kim, 'The Brill Railcars of the SAR', ARHS Bulletin, January 1982.
This installment of Kim's multi-part article covers the history of the Brill railcars and trailers on the Port Lincoln Division.
Bird, Kim, 'The Fageol Railcars of the SAR', ARHS Bulletin, October 1986.
Covers the history of the Fageol railcars and trailers, including their operation on the Port Lincoln Division.
Beckhaus, John, 'BHP Whyalla G14M Locomotives', ARHS Bulletin, May 1996.
Detailed description of the Morrison Knudsen rebuilds of ex-BHP DE locos.
Beckhaus, John, 'The Eyre Peninsula', ARHS Bulletin, May 1996.
Photographic page of grain wagons at Port Lincoln.
Callaghan, WH, 'The South East Narrow Gauge', Australian Railway History, August 2004 - March 2005.
Not Eyre Peninsula, but a detailed account of the South East narrow gauge lines which shared many features with the Port Lincoln Division.
Grunbach, A and Callaghan, WH, 'Big Ben - The T Class', Australian Railway History, February 2006.
A detailed description of the SAR T Class locomotives, including their use on the Port Lincoln Division.
Callaghan, WH, 'Rails Not Roads', Australian Railway History, September 2006 - February 2007, April 2007.
Not Eyre Peninsula, but the Northern/Peterborough Division narrow gauge also had much in common with the Port Lincoln Division.
Callaghan, WH, 'Internal Combustion - Locomotive 259', Australian Railway History, July 2008.
An account of the SAR's experimental locomotive in 1913.
Knife, Peter, 'Locomotive 259: South Australian Railways' internal combustion experiment of 1913', Australian Railway History, April 2013 and February 2015.
A detailed coverage of all that is known about this unique episode on the Port Lincoln Division.

Catchpoint

Uncredited, 'AN Eyre Peninsula', Catchpoint, November 1984.
Sampson, Bob, 'West Coast Grain Haulage Task', Catchpoint, March 1990.
Smith, Pete, 'West Coast Wanderer', Catchpoint, May 1991.
Olds, Cliff, 'Cummins Remembered', Catchpoint, March 1992.
Cutter, I.A., 'Tail Ends Around Eyre Peninsula', Catchpoint, November 1997.
A snapshot of the Division as it was in September 1997.
O'Brien, Greg, 'Rain + Grain = Trains', Catchpoint, March 1998.
O'Brien, Greg, 'Eyre Peninsula Rail - Beyond 2000', Catchpoint, March 2000.
O'Brien, Greg, 'Slim Rails Still Shine to Nunjikompita', Catchpoint, July 2004.
Doncaster, Nic, 'Going, Going, Gone - Coffin Bay Tramway', Catchpoint, July 2001.
A brief history of the BHP Coffin Bay lime sands line, now lifted.
Carter, Mark, 'Whyalla GWA Update', Catchpoint, January 2009.
Details of changes to rolling stock, locomotives and operations.
Carter, Mark, 'Whyalla GWA Update', Catchpoint, January 2009.
Details of changes to rolling stock, locomotives and operations.
Various photographers, 'The Eyre Peninsula narrow gauge at work', Catchpoint, March 2009.
Photographic feature on Port Lincoln and Whyalla operations.
Sampson, Bob, and Peter Knife, 'Port Lincoln Railway Museum', Catchpoint, March 2012.
Carter, Mark, 'Spotlight on Whyalla', Catchpoint, March 2013.
Description and photographic coverage just prior to the arrival of the GWN class.
Uncredited, 'GWN class arrive at Whyalla', Catchpoint, May 2013.
Knife, Peter and Bob Sampson, 'Recent Happenings on Eyre Peninsula', Catchpoint, May 2014.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula Lines Update', Catchpoint, July 2014.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula News', Catchpoint, November 2014.
Sampson, Bob, 'Latest News from Whyalla', Catchpoint, May 2015.
Uncredited, 'Eyre Peninsula Action', Catchpoint, January 2016.
Uncredited, 'Eyre Peninsula Action', Catchpoint, September 2016.
Knife, Peter, 'GWA Eyre Peninsula - Grain Hopper Fleet', Catchpoint, March 2017.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula News', Catchpoint, September 2017.
Sampson, Bob, 'Grain Haulage Extension', Catchpoint, September 2017.
Uncredited, 'Eyre Peninsula Action', Catchpoint, November 2017.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula News', Catchpoint, January 2018.
Sampson, Bob, 'Investigation into Future of Eyre Peninsula Rail', Catchpoint, January 2018.
Knife, Peter, 'Port Lincoln Grain Hopper Update', Catchpoint, May 2018.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula Latest News', Catchpoint, September 2018.
Knife, Peter and Bob Sampson, 'Eyre Peninsula News', Catchpoint, January 2019.
Sampson, Bob, 'Whyalla Operations Secured', Catchpoint, January 2019.
Sampson, Bob, 'EP Grain Rail Set to Close 31 May 2019', Catchpoint, March 2019.
Carter, Mark, 'Eyre Peninsula - Off the Rails', Catchpoint, May 2019.
Sampson, Bob, 'Farewell Eyre Peninsula Grainies', Catchpoint, July 2019.
Carter, Mark, 'Old For New at Whyalla', Catchpoint, September 2019.
Knife, Peter, 'Eyre Peninsula News', Catchpoint, November 2019.
Knife, Peter, 'Port Lincoln Station Updates and Final Wagon Movements', Catchpoint, January 2020.

Motive Power Magazine

Fitzgerald, Scott, 'History of the NJ Class', Motive Power, October 2000.
Detailed account of the NJ class, including their years on the Port Lincoln Division.
Nuthall, Chris, 'Whyalla Iron Ore Tramway Changes' and 'The GWN Class', Motive Power, May-June 2013.
Coverage of the diesel era on the Whyalla narrow gauge, and the arrival of the GWN Class.
Renton, Roger, 'The SAR 830 Class', Motive Power, May/June 2013.
Carter, Mark, 'End of the Line for the Eyre Peninsula', Motive Power, March/April 2019.
A thorough description of the Port Lincoln Division, 1997-2019.

Narrow Gauge Downunder

Manning, Peter, 'The South Australian Railways X Class', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Winter/Spring 1997.
Overview and drawings of the X Class 2-6-0 locomotives.
Manning, Peter, 'South Australian Government Railways 0-4-4T V Class', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Summer/Autumn 1999.
Overview and drawings of the V Class 0-4-4T locomotives.
Manning, Peter, 'South Australian U Class 2-6-0', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Winter/Spring 1999.
Overview and drawings of the U Class 2-6-0 locomotives.
Manning, Peter, 'W Class of the South Australian Railways', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Summer/Autumn 2000.
Overview and drawings of the W Class 2-6-0 locomotives.
Manning, Peter and Wilson, John, 'South Australian T Class 4-8-0s', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Summer/Autumn 2001.
Overview and drawings of the T Class 4-8-0 locomotives.
Manning, Peter, 'The South Australian Railways Z Class', Narrow Gauge Downunder, Winter/Spring 2003.
Overview and drawings of the Z Class 4-4-0 locomotives.
Griffiths, David, 'BHP Iron Knob Quarry Loco PE1', Narrow Gauge Downunder, July 2014.

Railway Transportation

Railway Transportation, 'Slim Gauge Mikados Make Merry with 2000-ton Trains', Railway Transportation, November 1952.
Feature article on BHP's Whyalla - Iron Monarch heavy-haul 'Tramway'.
Railway Transportation, 'Diesel-Hydraulic Shunters for Standard Gauge Steelworks Duties', Railway Transportation, December 1962.
Feature article on the first three DH class shunters for BHP Whyalla.
Railway Transportation, 'Ceduna-Kevin opening' and 'Port Lincoln workshop upgrade', Railway Transportation, March 1966.
Short articles covering these two developments.
Railway Transportation, 'BHP Coffin Bay Tramway', Railway Transportation, July 1967.
Feature article with extensive coverage of BHP's then-new standard gauge line.
Railway Transportation, 'Future needs of Port Lincoln Division', Railway Transportation, March 1968.
Report on study into Port Lincoln Division which resulted in major infrastructure upgrades.

Other Periodicals

Attenborough, Peter,'The Commonwealth Railways NJ Class - 40 Years of Service', Australian Railways Illustrated, October 2011.
The NJ Class from Alice Springs to Port Lincoln.
Bird, Kim, 'Rails to the Bight', ARE Magazine, March 1968.
Historical overview of the Port Lincoln Division.
Bray, Michael, 'Making DA7', Railway Digest, May 2007.
Covers the unusual parentage and history of DA7 (now GWA's 906).
Campbell, Jean, 'Port Lincoln Division', Australian Railway, August 1987.
A contemporary (1987) overview of the Port Lincoln Division.
Hall, Steve and Peter Attenborough, 'Spotlight on Whyalla', Australian Railways Illustrated, June 2013.
Coverage of the Whyalla lines just prior to the arrival of the GWN class.
Holdsworth, Malcolm, 'Brief wanderings on the Eyre Peninsula', Railway Digest, August 2014.
A quick look at single-train grain workings on the Port Lincoln lines.
Hoyle, John, 'Eyre Peninsula Rail at the Crossroads', Railway Digest, March 2003.
A discussion of the issues being canvassed by Transport SA regarding the future of rail on Eyre Peninsula.
Knife, Peter, 'Railways of the Eyre Peninsula', ARE Magazine, September 1971.
Account of a visit to Eyre Peninsula in 1970.
Lockyer, Arnold, 'Dyckerhoff Locomotives in Australia', Light Railways, August 2005.
Includes Port Lincoln's unique internal combustion experiment.
Milne, Rod, 'The Eyre Peninsula's Isolated Railway', Railway Digest, July 2001.
An overview of the Port Lincoln Division in 2001.
O'Brien, Greg, 'West Coast Wanderings', Recorder, March 1986.
O'Neil, Shane, 'Hauling Gypsum on the Eyre Peninsula', Railway Digest, October 2016.
A summary of the Kevin gypsum traffic over the years and a contemporary look at current operations.
Ramsey, J., 'Port Lincoln Division', The Recorder, July 1982.
Uncredited, 'ANs West Coast Operations', Recorder, March 1990.
Uncredited, 'Eyre Peninsula Record Wheat Crop', SAR Institute Magazine, July-August 1964.
Uncredited, 'The Mount Hope Line', SAR Institute Magazine, October-November 1965.
Uncredited, 'Gypsum Traffic on the West Coast', SAR Institute Magazine, July-August 1966.
Uncredited, 'Railcar Services on the Port Lincoln Division', SAR Institute Magazine, September-October 1968.
Uncredited, 'New Narrow Gauge Hopper Wagons' and 'Steel Brakevans for Narrow Gauge', SAR Institute Magazine, March-April 1969.
Uncredited, '$1m Upgrading at Thevenard' and 'Wonders of the West Coast', AN News, September 1984.
Uncredited, 'New Thevenard centre boosts gypsum operations' and 'West Coast team means business', AN News, July/August 1992.
Uncredited, 'Peninsula track upgrade forges ahead', 'Computer to boost wagon maintenance' and 'Lincoln health and safety blitz pays off', AN News, September 1992.
Uncredited, 'When steam ruled on the EP' and 'NJ2 rises from the ashes', AN News, April/May 1994.
Uncredited, 'Port Lincoln locomotive team aims high in quality drive', AN News, October/November 1994.

Last updated 30 Jan 2020