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 is included with general admission fee for the National Railway Museum. Open 10am-4:30pm.
Would you like to contribute photos of South Australian railway stations to The People’s Archive for The Ghosts of Stations Past exhibition?
A PDF of the flyer is available here.
This exhibition was a featured event in South Australia’s History Festival 2019.