SteamRanger's Heritage - Downloadable Historic Images    

A small very selective range of representative images from 1850 to 1950 picturing stations,
rolling stock, track and special events directly related to the Victor Harbor
line can be downloaded from this page.

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Trams, Locos & Rolling Stock

Mt Barker to Currency Ck

Goolwa and Middleton

Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor




Images identified with a
are provided in low resolution directly from the SteamRanger server site. Click the box to display the image.

Most are selected from books or periodical articles published by the ARHS. They are identified by the book or article title
Permission to commercially reproduce these images or download higher resolution images should be sought from the publisher as follows;

South Coast Limited,
The Recorder,
50 Years of ARHS,
ARHS Collection

ARHS SA Divn PO Box 16, Melrose Park, 5039

Australian Railway History,
Railway Digest,
The Bulletin

67 Renwick St,
Redfern, 2016

A History of the South Australian Railways
(R. Stewien)

ARHS Victorian Division,
PO Box 5177 GPO
Melbourne, 3001

or as indicated on the webpage displaying the image

Some images have been supplied by the National Railway Museum and are identified with their reference number, for example "NRM AN23141"
Permission for use of these images or access to higher resolution copies should be sought from the museum via their website ""

In some cases the photographer or image source is not known.

Images identified with a
are not archived on the SteamRanger internet server but are accessed directly from the State Library of South Australia's (SLSA) Mortlock Library pictorial collection. Click the logo to see a preview image and catalog details on the SLSA website.

Most images are copyrighted by the photographer and/or publisher of the hardcopy document where they are found. Specific copyright conditions for images held by the SLSA are displayed on their website.

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A very extensive range of South Australian railway images is held by the National Railway
at Port Dock, Port Adelaide
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Photo top right: Dean Harvey Collection published in "South Coast Limited"


Mount Barker Station and Junction
  •    Mt Barker Station, 1927. Station Garden with flowers in bloom
         - compare with more formal garden in next image six years later

  •    Mt Barker Station, 1933. Visitors inspecting roses in the station garden

  •    Mt Barker Station, 1933. Steam locomotive Rx25 arriving at Mt Barker
         from Mt Barker Junction

  •    Mt Barker, 1890. Distant view of the town from hill overlooking the Railway Station
         (in the background above the car in 1927 photo above)

  •    Mt Barker Station yard, 1890. General view of the yard from Mt Barker Junction end;
         loco shed in the foreground

  •    Mt Barker, 1927. View down the main street looking towards the Railway Station

  •    Mt Barker Junction c1885 looking towards Adelaide.

  •   Mt Barker Station, 1920s. Refreshment table arranged under trees adjacent to the
          station      SAR photo, published in `South Coast Limited`

  •   Mt Barker Station, Down railcar 40 standing at the platform.
          ARHS collection published in `South Coast Limited`

Bugle Ranges
  •   Last 500 class loco headed train steams through Bugle Ranges March 1963
         Color photo: Ron Fluck (ARHS MERM postcard)

  •   Bluebird railcar standing against station signboard - February 1972
          Photo: Bob Sampson NRM collection

  •   Station yard from northern end facing switches in 1982 with commercial services
         soon to be withdrawn and the station closed and track lifted.
         Photo: A.A. Strempel NRM collection

Strathalbyn Station
  •    Strathalbyn Station 1933. Elevated panoramic view from the north with goods yard
         and well tended station gardens

  •    Loco N63 at Strathalbyn station 1890. Station Master and passengers
         waiting on platform to travel to Adelaide

  •    Horse tram waiting outside Terminus Hotel, Strathalbyn 1868. River gardens
         in foreground

  •    Strathalbyn - N Class Loco outside engine shed ca 1890

  •    Strathalbyn Yard south end looking northwards.
    "N" class loco shunting across Milnes Road. Loco Depot and Goods Shed in background.
    Photo: Dean Harvey collection, published in `South Coast Limited`

  •    Strathalbyn Station 1935 takeout goods on platform.
          Photo E.R. Bowes, ARHS Collection

  •    Strathalbyn Station 1963 Brill 55 prepares for departure to Milang.
          Note bagged barley sheds on right     Photo: David Worth

Sandergrove station and Milang Branch

  •    Milang Line - First loco hauled train on the branch since 1942. Rx119, Rx223
         Photographed between Sandergrove and Nurragi, 30 May 64
         Textual description on SLSA image incorrect - not last train!

  •   Milang Line - First loco hauled train on the branch since 1942. Rx119, Rx223
          30 May 64     Photo: J G Southwell, published in "South Coast Limited"
          Better quality print than SLSA version above

  •    Classic RC55 and two vans to Milang - near Nurragi
         Typical of the passenger service from 1942 to 1968
         Photo: P Curnow, published in "South Coast Limited"

  •    Milang 30 Nov 68 Last psgr service on branch prepares to leave Milang
         Photo: B and V Castle from "South Coast Limited"

  •     Sandergrove Station, 26th March 55. SAR Brill railcar 41 with a down Milang Train
         Possibly an enthusiast train. Photographer unknown; NRM image AN10362

Finniss and Gilberts
  •     Finniss Railway Bridge c1890

  •    Finniss station in 1962 before closure
          Photo: R.T. Horne from `Australian Railway History` May 2004

  •    Finniss station in 1982 nearing abandonment
          Photographer: A A Strempel     NRM image WB17205

  •    Gilberts Station - semi abandoned
          Date unknown     Photographer unknown     NRM image WD23591

Currency Creek
  •    Currency Creek Inn ca 1905

  •    Canoe Tree Currency Creek Located near railway crossing of main Strathalbyn to Goolwa road.    c1920

  •    Currency Creek Railway Bridge c1868 Artist's impression
  •    Currency Creek Railway Bridge c1872
  •    Currency Creek Railway Bridge c1890
  •    Currency Creek Railway Bridge c1890

  •    Currency Creek Road and Railway Bridges c1906 from beyond road bridge looking northwards to rail line.

  •    Currency Creek - down steam passenger train crossing goods consist at platform.
          Photographer unknown. Date unknown. NRM image AN23141