Much of South Australia’s agricultural development in the 19th and 20th centuries was a result of the expanding railway network. That network has, however, been in decline since the 1950s – a fact all too readily apparent as you travel through those same agricultural regions today. The railway lines have in some cased been removed but mostly remain, unused and overgrown with weeds. There are sidings with nothing but a sign and perhaps a seat on the decaying platform. There are sidings where the idle infrastructure has been left to rust and corrode. There are some station yards where the silos remain but the grain is now transported by road not rail. The railway lines, station buildings and even the station-master’s house are no longer used, deserted and left to rot.

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