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.

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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: Goolwa Wharf ca1920 J.C. Tolley collection from "South Coast Limited"


Goolwa Town
  •    Aerial view of Goolwa from the river. 1936

  •    Goolwa. View down Cadell Street` (main shopping street) c1890

  •    Goolwa. Panoramic view of the town towards Currency Creek
    from signal mast at Goolwa Wharf c1910

  •    Goolwa. Commercial buildings in Cadell St facing memorial gardens. c1950

  •    Goolwa, Summer 1910. View up Cadell St from Hays St corner.
    Original railway platform with train headed by Rx loco arriving at platform.
    Tracks on right continue to wharf. Loco will push back consist to Goolwa junction
    to continue to Pt Elliot or Strathalbyn.

  •    Goolwa - Horsetram Railway Superintendent's Residence. 1852
    One of the earliest buildings in the town

  •   Goolwa Railway Superintendent's stables. Now RSL clubrooms
    Photo: D. Worth, published in `South Coast Limited`

Goolwa Wharf area

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1919 - View along riverbank from landing south of present railway station towards Goods Shed

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1875 - Northwards view along wharf area. 1974 extension completed but wharf shed not built yet.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1900 - View along riverbank from landing south of present railway station towards Goods Shed

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1900 - Close up view of timbered whaft decking with rail lines under shed canopy. Steamers tied up.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1900 - Wharf area showing tracks arriving from town and right angled junctions with lines along wharf

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1904 - Wharf area and jetties south of goods shed. Boats tied up

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1905 - Wharf shed cloe up with vessels tied up (souvenir postcard)

  •    Goolwa Wharf - c1920 - Close up of vessels tied up and unloading wool from upstream using rail trolley mounted cranes.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1910 - Wharf rail lines under wharf shed showing complex cross-overs and points

  •    Goolwa Wharf - 1919 - Inspection of wharf area by a group of politicians
    View from south showing station platform, goods shed and wharf shed.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - c1920- Elevated view from Signal Point hill, showing stockyards.
    Cattle van at yards.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - c1930 - Elevated view of wharf area from same location. Cars on wharf of passengers loarding steamer.    Up train pulling out of station.

  •    Goolwa Wharf - c1920 - Wharf area from road with steamers, sheep pens and large stack of wheat bags.

Locomotives at Goolwa

  •    Loco G24 and horsecar carriages Goolwa c1895. Large crowd posing on and around 1869 vintage loco

  •    Loco standing on wharf lines for "back to Goolwa" 75th anniversay celebrations
    April 1929

  •   Loco S 131 at Goolwa for May 1954 Centenary celebrations Photo: L.J. Williams

Middleton Station
  •    Middleton Station with two horsetrams on adjacent tracks 1869 Station Master and passengers waiting on platform

  •    Middleton Station c1890 Well tended fenced garden in front

  •    Middleton Mill c1880 with two railway cars in foreground

  •    Middleton Mill 1881 with adjacent house

  •    Middleton c1910 View over entrance gates to rail yard. Train standing on main line