Port Pirie Junction railway station

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Port Pirie Junction
Location Railway Terrace, Solomontown
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°11′28″S 138°01′17″E / 33.191108703°S 138.021301269°E / -33.191108703; 138.021301269
Operated by Commonwealth Railways
South Australian Railways
Line(s) Trans-Australian Railway
Adelaide-Port Pirie
Port Pirie-Cockburn
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Construction
Structure type Ground
History
Opened 23 July 1937
Closed 12 November 1967

Port Pirie Junction railway station was located in the city of Port Pirie.

History[edit]

Port Pirie Junction station opened on 23 July 1937 when the Commonwealth Railways standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway was extended south from Port Augusta, and the South Australian Railways line north from Redhill to a new break of gauge station in the Port Pirie suburb of Solomontown.[1][2][3]

On 12 November 1967, it was replaced by Port Pirie (Mary Elie Street) station and later demolished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomontown Railway Station Adelaide Advertiser 14 July 1937
  2. ^ Port Pirie National Railway Museum
  3. ^ Newland, Andrew; Quinlan, Howard (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. p. 57. ISBN 0-909650-49-7.