A web page
which I designed on which to display the History of The
Brinkworth Railway in South Australia The Mid North Railway System" which also includes Photos of SteamTown and Loco W901
and also a lot of information of this Rail System in the
Years of Steam.
Sample Site 2
Terowie. was a great railway town, and Historic sites
including the Old Station buildings. The Platforms and a
few Kilometers of Broad Gauge track need to be preserved
and protected from Vandalism , I have put together a bit
of information and have made up a few pages and included my photos at : http://www.mrstationmaster.biz
freight Companies run Rail Services through My Station ,
situated at the Halfway point between Sydney and Ceduna
at Peterborough in the Mid North of South Australian Ore train also
runs twice daily between Broken Hill and Port Pirie
A new rail
service has commenced this year 1999, made up of Road
Trailers mounted on special bogies , a new concept of the
old Flat Top method of Carrying Road Trailers on the
railways , this new service started of with 6 Trailers
and has now grown to around 16/20 Trailers.
commenced August 1999 was a Steel Freight service taking
Billets from Whyalla to Newcastle and returning to
Whyalla with Finished products, Plate and Wire etc. This
service travels up and down with two trains most days.
has been showing a vast increase in passenger usage over
the past 8 months due mainly to my advertising campaign ,
on Town notice boards and on The "News Groups"
and The "Internet". I have been keeping a
record of all passengers using the station and the last
count shows the Numbers at 25per month, this includes
those Joining and Alighting the Train.
Moved to Peterborough from Whyalla. and I was
dismayed at the sorry State of the Railway
Station and started making some enquiries to find out who
owned the station complex and who ran the Passenger
stage I had no Knowledge of Railways or Steam Engines
,and I began to hang around SteamTown where I learned
a lot about the Railways both good and bad, I made my
First Video of W901 making a run to Eurelia and hence
fell in love with The Railways, and decided to do
something positive about The Station.
Steve Bradford the Ceo of Great Southern and told him of
my plans, he suggested that I contact the Peterborough Council and ask
them to take a lease out on the Station Complex , The
council asked the People to submit letters on this
proposal and they only received two, which was very
disappointing , and the Council Rejected my Ideas.
after looking after The Station for two years , my
platform is looking nice and tidy with only a few weeds
and lots of Pidgion Dung. A nice tidy toilet for the
ladies and Gents, The platform Signs were missing and to tourists it
must have looked like a "No Where Stop". I
shall carry on here , and hopefully in the new Millennium
the Station will find a new lease of life with the Building of the Darwin Line on which work
will commence from Alice Springs on about May
moved from Peterborough to Crystal Brook which is obout
100 Kilometres South on the Main North Line out of
Adelaide, a small Volunteer Group is still looking after
the Railway Station, without the Stationmaster, until we
can find someone else to take on this roll, which I hope
will include running this Websitse ..
younger age , this was my first ambition , to have more
Stamps than My Girlfriend at 12 years , so that I could
always call around her place to swap Stamps. Anyone want
a well worn Stamp Collection, I
also make an excelent .
The SteamTown Preservation
Society at Peterborough brings Steam back to life for me
and Thousands of Visitors every year , let us hope that
SteamTown continues to grow and keep the Steam Dream
alive, they still have a "T" class and the PMR
720 to bring back into Steam.
interest is looking after My Station , this includes
providing Drinking Water , that I must take to The
Station in a container which is filled from my water
tank, I also clean the toilets and the platform, chop
down weeds and help passengers with there luggage as
there is no Waiting Room at present ,I also provide seats
and a table, all this I do for Free, and the pleasure I
get from the Trains..
of diesel and exhaust smoke , the Singing, Screeching
Rails under the heavy leaden Bogies , The raw sound of
power as Four NR loco's pull up The Grade towards Broken
Hill , watch trains ? why not.
no better feeling than to be on the high ground watching
a long Freight thread its way over The Loop , then power
away up the main line with black smoke belching from the
exhausts , then Click, Click and you have the memory
forever, My photos are posted to :