State Heritage listing on right track

Thousands of South Australians who have worked on the Eyre Peninsula railways over past decades are being acknowledged in a special new heritage protection.

Port Lincoln’s Locomotive Depot and Workshops have won State Heritage listing after keeping the peninsula’s railways operating since the mid 1920s.

The buildings and turntable were constructed between 1927 and 1932 to ensure trains could continuously transport the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of grain grown across the Eyre Peninsula to the ports.

“We’re absolutely delighted,” Port Lincoln railway historian Peter Knife said.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020