The Ghosts of Stations Past

Frances Railway Station, 1985 (National Railway Museum collection)

This photo exhibition remembers stations scattered along the once-great railway networks of South Australia. Crawling with passengers in their heyday, scores were abandoned and left as prey to weeds invading like triffids. With their rail veins detached, many stations succumbed to the elements and were reduced to ghosts. Set to a haunting, industrial soundtrack by Australian composer Haddocks’ Eyes, the exhibition provides pictorial proof of the historical decline of rail services and serial waste of transport infrastructure in this state. From Pooraka to Oodnadatta: what have we lost? Exhibition free with museum admission.

Bookings required for groups only

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Event Details

Venue information

  • Companion card accepted
  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Exhibition

Dates and times

Throughout the Festival, 10am-4.30pm

Location

National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson St, Port Adelaide

Cost

Adult: $12.00
Concession: $9.00
Child: $6.00
Family: $32.00

Booking

Bookings required for groups only

Contact

Gabby Sexton
8341 1690
curatorcollection [at] nrm.org.au

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