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
Research assistance can be obtained as indicated on their website at

Photo top right:
C P McLauchlan colln published in "South Coast Limited", K Bird.


Port Elliot
  •    Railway Station Port Elliot with train and passengers on platform. ca 1905

  •    Goods Shed at Port Elliot ca1940

  •    Elevated view of Pt Elliot station from Adelaide end with large numbere of passengers waiting on platform. ca 1896

  •    View northwards up the Strand, Pt Elliot with train crossing and protected by closed railway gates ca 1910

  •    Similar location to prervious photo before railway gates were installed. Good view of Hotel Elliot. ca 1880

  •    Port Elliot station about 1901 with train arriving from Adelaide and well dressed passengers waiting. Goods waggons on crossing loop adjacent to goods shed, originally 1864 tramway station.

  •    Original horsetram station and canopy at Pt Elliot (later goods shed) Two horsetrams in platform and large crowd. ca 1866

  •    Capacity loaded horestram No 21 outside Hotel Elliot adjacent Pt Elliot station. Tram with two coupled horses ready to depart to Strathalbyn ca 1895

  •   Double headed H class mixed train crossing the Strand at Pt Elliot station
    STA photo from `Australian Railway History` May 2004

  •   Early photo of Pt Elliot station in horsetram era 1886.
    Shows original goods and passenger buildings. Photo Late L.S. Kingsborough colln.

  •   The foreshore at Port Elliot circa 1854-1864

Railway Bridges beteen Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor

  •   Early water colour painting of Watsons Gap bridge between Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor Artwork held by Art Gallery of SA

  •   Photograph of the same bridge Photo: Ric Tually

  •    Watsons Gap Bridge finally reconstructed in reinforced concrete ca 1908

  •    First train to cross the reconstructed Watsons Gap bridge 1920

  •   The Alexandra bridge across Hindmarsh River near Victor Harbor.
    With steam hauled train crossing.

  •    Alexandra bridge photographed from railway side of bridge 1910

  •    Mixed steam train crossing Alexandra bridge from railway side of bridge 1910

Victor Harbor

  •   Artists impression of blasting earthworks on Granite Island (SA archives)

  •    Horsetram line around Granite Island with town in background c1875

  •   Barque FINLAND at Granite Island Jetty 1911 Photo: SA Nautical Museum

  •   Kitson goods motor (GM97 or 98) unloading bagged grain on Victor screwpile jetty into barque `Finland` ca 1911     Photo: E.R. Bowes from `South Coast Limited`

  •   Victor Harbor horsetram station early 1880s. Train about to depart for Goolwa. Woolstores, SMs house and goods shed included

  •   Horsetram No6 entering Victor Harbor railway yard from Granite Island causeway 1951 Photo: SA Lands Dept

  •    Loaded horsetram arrives in Victor Harbor station yard from Granite Island 1949

  •   Loco G24 and mixed consist leaving Victor in late 1880s
    Photo: E.R. Bowes in `South Coast Limited`

  •   Single track loco shed at Victor built in 1938 - Photo: D Worth in `South Coast Limited`

  •   85 foot electric turntable at Victor Harbor SAR photo 1926

  •   Decorated loco S131 arrives at Victor Harbor with Centenary train May 1954
    Photo C.R. Stewien

  •   Loco 502 standing at entrance to Victor Harbor goods shed. Early 1940s.
    Photo: SA archives in `South Coast Limited`

  •    1914 view seawards down Coral St Victor Harbor through open railway gates across lines entering station from Pt Elliot. Austral Hotel in right distance now demolished for apartment complex