Angle Pole

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Angle Pole is a locality in South Australia where the direction of the Telegraph Line changed to a more northerly direction.[1] It is near the Peake cattle station.[2]

Transport[edit]

Angle Pole is also the eastern terminus of a still-born land grant railway from Roebuck Bay in Western Australia across the border to Angle Pole. This railway was proposed by a London syndicate around 1889 and would have been about 1000 miles (1600 km) long.[3]

While one or two land grant railways in Australia did succeed, this one was still-born.

Gauge[edit]

The railway was proposed to be 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) gauge, presumably to link up with railways of that gauge between Terowie and Hamley Bridge to the colonial (later State) capital cities of Adelaide and Melbourne, implying that existing narrow railways of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) north of Terowie and Hamley Bridge would have to be bypassed or converted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.exploroz.com/Places/77748/SA/The_Angle_Pole_Memorial.aspx
  2. ^ "RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 14 February 1889. p. 7. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 14 February 1889. p. 7. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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