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  • Writer's pictureJon Ruwolt

Snowtown's busy trains

This is a slideshow from Flickr on the trains passing through Snowtown, some with commentary on the drivers or of the loads and destination of the trains.

Hint: Click the black arrows (left and right) to change the photos...

1. Dean Jones - Wild Wild West

DL43, DL47 and 8236 lead a loaded Interstate grain train from Snowtown to Parkes, east of Broken Hill through Mt Gipps as train 5AG6.

2. Stedwill Imaging - Snowtown Graino

GM38 and GM46, both still in AN colours, wait for track clearance after loading their grain rake at Viterra Snowtown.

3. Bingley Hall - Snowtown double 930s

For completion of the Adelaide to Crystal Brook standardisation project in 1982/83, Australian National gauge converted a number of broad gauge 930 class ALCos to assist with traffic over the new line.

4. SemmyTrailer - snowtown

5. Bingley Hall - Snowtown grain

Two GE C44aci's built in Australia by UGL and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Australia, GWU004/GWU009, head empty grain hoppers forming train #1471 from Dry Creek to Snowtown in the Mid North of South Australia, seen between Mallala and Long Plains at Calomba - 11 December 2016.

6. Danny Brown -

FQ04 & CLP16 approach Snowtown with 9112S

7. Robert Cook - Bulldog!!

As the sun sets behind the range to the west, GWA's combined Ore from Wirrida and Intermodal service from Darwin, 4DA2, races out of Snowtown and through Bumbunga bound for Adelaide

8. Stuart Maier - Pacing Streamliner. Snowtown SA

Turbo charged EMD streamliner, CLF5 is trailing unit on a Genesee & Wyoming Australia ore train as it speeds southbound near Snowtown

9. Danny Brown

ALF23 & GWU009 putting on a show in Snowtown yard

10. Dom Quartuccio -- 7AD1 Snowtown 14/03/2020

Another change in the South Australian rail scene during 2020 has been the renaming of Genesee and Wyoming Australia (GWA) to One Rail Australia (ORA)

11. Jacko's Photography

1MP2 NR14, NR80, NR92 & NR89 Bolivar

12. Rodney Gaulke - 907 at Snowtown SA

ANR 907 Up West East Express to Adelaide on the 18 Sep 1977

13. Wesley Parsons -

5PM9 at Crystal brook triangle SCT013, SCT003

14. Alco961 - Snowtown

1PM7, NR 105 & 95 on the appraoch to Snowtown loop for a cross with 1911

"Thank You" to our fine photographers.

(Trains are not just trains, are they?)

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