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Port Pirie to Broken Hill

This section contains information about the Port Pirie to Broken Hill.

Note: Port Pirie and Coonamia have been included at the end of the listing as a series of locations, not all trains would have operated through different junctions depending on final destination.

Broken hill 531.5 km -- Broken hill 394.5 km

1.7.1979Broken Hill 531.5 km (distance from Adelaide) - Resthouse for trainmen - engine stabling depot - Fuel station - Turntable - carriage watering ANR WTT 1.7.1979
6.10.1991Broken Hill - turntable 22.9m [WWT Admt 6.10.1991]
23.3.1992Broken Hill 394.5 km (distance from Port Pirie) [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Kanandah Siding 526.5 km -- Kanandah Siding 390 km

1.7.1979Kanandah Siding 526.5 km Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Kandandah Siding 390 km - crossing loop 1014 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Thackaringa 500 km -- Thackaringa 363.5 km

1.7.1979Thackaringa 500 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Thackaringa 363.5 km - crossing loop 996 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Cockburn 482.5 km -- Cockburn 345.5 km

1.7.1979Cockburn 482.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Cockburn 345.5 km - crossing loop 1001 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Mingary 458 km -- Mingary 321 km

1.7.1979Mingary 458 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Mingary 321 km - crossing loop 992 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Cutana 443.5 km

1.7.1979Cutana 443.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979

Olary 414.5 km -- Olary 277 km

1.7.1979Olary 414.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Olary 277 km - crossing loop 998 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Mannahill 377.5 km -- Mannahill 239.5 km

1.7.1979Mannahill 377.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Mannahill 239.5 km - crossing loop 1008 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Yunta 334 km -- Yunta 196 km

1.7.1979Yunta 334 km - attended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Yunta 196 km - crossing loop 1000 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Paratoo 306.5 km -- Paratoo 168 km

1.7.1979Paratoo 306.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Paratoo 168 km - crossing loop 1000 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Hillgrange 285 km -- Hillgrange 146 km

1.7.1979Hillgrange 285 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Hillgrange 146 km - crossing loop 1001 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]
2009The loop will be extended to 1800m. [cp 9.2009]

Ucolta 261 km

1.7.1979Ucolta 261 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979

Peterborough 248 km -- Peterborough 109.5 km

1.7.1979Peterborough 248 km (dsitance from Adelaide) - Resthouse for trainmen - engine stabling depot - Fuel station - Turntable - Refreshment room - Crossing loop ANR WTT 1.7.1979
6.10.1991Peterborough - turntable 25.9m [WWT Admt 6.10.1991]
23.3.1992Peterborough 109.5 km (distance from Port Pirie) [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Yongala 258.5 km -- Yongala 98.5 km

1.7.1979Yongala 258.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Yongala 98.5 km - crossing loop 1009 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Mannanarie 268 km

1.7.1979Mannanarie 268 km - Unattended - Good Loop 141 m ANR WTT 1.7.1979

Jamestown 283.5 km -- Jamestown 74 km

1.7.1979Jamestown 283.5 km - Attended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Jamestown 74 km - crossing loop 998 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Caltowie 297.5 km -- Caltowie 60 km

1.7.1979Caltowie 297.5 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1058 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Caltowie 60 km - crossing loop 1054 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Gladstone 219.5 km -- Gladstone Station 313.5 km -- Gladstone Station 44 km

1.7.1979Gladstone 219.5 km (Distance from Adelaide via Blyth) - Gladstone Station 313.5 km (Distance from Adelaide via Peterborough) - Resthouse for trainmen - Fuel station - Turntable - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Gladstone Station 44 km (distance from Port Pirie) [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Gladstone Xing Loop 314.5 km -- Gladstone Xing Loop 43 km

1.7.1979Gladstone Xing Loop 314.5 km (distance from Adelaide) - Crossing Loop 1006 m ANR WTT 1.7.1979
23.3.1992Gladstone Xing Loop 43 km (distance from Port Pirie) - crossing loop 979 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Crystal Brook 334.5 km -- Crystal Brook 197.5 km -- Crystal Brook 22.5 km

1.7.1979Crystal Brook 334.5 km - Attended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979
28.10.1990Crystal Brook 197.5 km - crossing loop 968 m [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
23.3.1992Crystal Brook 22.5 km (distance from Port Pirie) - crossing loop 964 m [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]

Warnertown 348 km

1.7.1979Warnertown 348 km - Unattended - Crossing loop 1006 m - ANR WTT 1.7.1979

Coonamia 359.5 km -- Coonamia 225 km

12.1.1970Coonamia West Junction - Yard Connection opened (Broken Hill Line open) to 18/7/70.[WN 27/70]
9.4.1978Coonamia North Junction - Opened [WN 14/78]
9.4.1978Coonamia East Junction - Opened.[WN 14/78]
28.10.1990Coonamia 359.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
23.3.1992Coonamia Siding (225 km from Adelaide) [WWT Admt 23.3.1992]
4.8.1993Coonamia West Junction - closed [SN 30/93]

Port Pirie Junction (134.24 m) -- Port Pirie Junction (0 m)

23.7.1937Opened - loop 1530 ft., sidings 18,440 ft[annual report]
26.7.1937Extension of line from Port Augusta to Port Pirie officially opened.
30.6.1937Drawer locks remain at Port Augusta leg of Triangle & Stockyards ("Prairie") 0 m 50 c[WGC 4/61]
5.11.1967Train order Port Pirie Junction - Stirling North [WN 44/67]
12.11.1967Port Pirie Junction Closed & Port Pirie Opened. Mileage Difference 1 m 0 c [WN 44/67]

Port Pirie (Ellen St.) (135.65 m)

-Station

Port Pirie 262.5 km (0 m) -- Port Pirie 362.5 km

12.11.1967Port Pirie Junction Closed & Port Pirie Opened. Mileage Difference 1 m 0 c [WN 44/67]
12.1.1970Standard Gauge to Broken Hill open [SAR WN50/69]
1.7.1979Port Pirie 262.5 km (from Adelaide) - Resthouse for trainmen - Engine stabling depot - Fuel station - Turntable - - Refreshment room - Crossing loop - Carriage watering ANR WTT 1.7.1979
28.10.1990Port Pirie 362.5 km [WWT Admt 28.10.1990]
6.10.1991Port Pirie - turntable 25.9m [WWT Admt 6.10.1991]


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