Useful Links

Eyre Peninsula Links

Minnipa
(prototype and model)
Sister website to this one, covering the railway at Minnipa and the author's model railway based on Minnipa.
Port Lincoln Railway Museum Museum housed in the old SAR administrative building at Port Lincoln.
Dutton Bay Tramway (model) The DBT is an HO scale 9mm gauge model railway, constructed jointly by John Dennis and myself over the past thirty years. While freelanced, the model bears a strong resemblance to the Port Lincoln Division of the South Australian Railways.
Eyre Peninsula Division (model) Ralph Holden's large-scale outdoor model (3/8 inch to the foot scale on O gauge track) is featured in the Toenail Ridge Shortline site. Ralph's work has featured in AMRM a number of times over the last 30 years, and is an inspiration to all SAR narrow gauge modellers.
Pichi Richi Railway Pichi Richi operate tourist trains between Quorn and Port Augusta. Their impressive collection includes many items of rolling stock which previously ran on Eyre Peninsula.
BHP Port Lincoln Operations Nic Doncaster's pages include details of this now-removed private 'tramway' (actually a heavy-haul operation).
Port Lincoln Times (newspaper) Published Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Research Links

Inprotrans A vast collection of SAR, CR and AN plans and diagrams are available from Inprotrans.
National Railway Museum The NRM (formerly Port Dock Station Museum) website includes detailed listings of SAR narrow gauge goods rolling stock (downloadable).
Comrails and SAR Rolling Stock Chris Drymalik's excellent site includes extensive listings of SAR and CR narrow gauge rolling stock.
State Library of South Australia Includes the Mortlock Library South Australiana photographic collection.
National Library of Australia  
SA Track and Signal Graham Vincent's site with details of current South Australian lines.
Wilson Vineyard Includes indexes to South Australian Railways' Weekly Notices and to SA articles in Railway Transportation magazine.
South Australian Placenames Details of every recorded geographic name in South Australia.

Other Links of Interest

Modelling the Railways of SA Convention These annual conventions (and the accompanying printed notes) are a goldmine of information on South Australian railways.
Doug Colquhoun's SA Rail Page A fascinating collection of information and photographs.
Johnny's Pages Very interesting pages on the SAR Jamestown (in narrow gauge days) and in the South East.
Locopage John Cleverdon's coverage of current locomotives around Australia. There is also an archive copy of his all-time diesel and electric locomotives listing available.

Last updated 3 Nov 2010