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You can read more here about their Cockle train, which operates between Victor Harbour and Goolwa. The cockle train has the oldest steel rail lines of any railway in Australia, but your mind is more likely to be occupied with the beautiful ocean views as you pass Port Elliot.
The station at Littlehampton is perhaps typical of many of the smaller stations scattered about the railways of Australia.
It is a simple construction of timber and corrugated iron, and is the only relic of what must have been a bustling place a hundred years ago. There were factories producing bricks, jam, sauces, bacon, wattle extract, a brewery and a sawmill in Littlehampton by 1890.
Littlehampton station was very busy by the early 20th century. The Register reported in 1911: About 10 tons of pork has been sent from the Littlehampton Railway Station since Friday. Four tons was for Broken Hill consumers. A truckload of felloes (wheel rims), weighing over 8 tons, was sent from the same station to the Mile-End goods station for city firms.
The quantity of eggs now being dispatched from the Balaklava district is said to equal a ton a day. A good proportion of the produce is for export to eastern and western States.
Nowadays Littlehampton is just another disused station in the Australian railway network. People in adjoining gardens gaze curiously at any sign of life as one walks along the tracks.
The volunteers have lovingly maintained the railway station over many years, and restored it to hold a useful place in its community. Not only do the Lions Club use the station for their own meetings, but it is also available for other community organisations to use too.
Railway stations littering the state? Ahem... could we reconsider that as... adorning the state, in various stages of repair/disrepair?
It's great to see the occasional reinvention of stations as useful community assets like the young lions of Nairne project.
On a similar constructive vein... as one whose multiple sins as a young buck do not incorporate anything to do with spray cans, I have noticed various sites where approved spray can art is attractive, (eg the back of Wayville showgrounds nest to the train track) which random ugly taggers have not desecrated.... a possible strategy for the Nairne ruins which appears to be alongside the overland and freight track?
Oh... and good article.
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