Part 6: August 2001

After many long months of work, the track extension has finally reached Port Augusta station. Several ballasting trains have now run, and the tamping of the track has commenced in earnest.

Ballasting operations on a murky wet day
Hospital Road level crossing, with rail laid out awaiting sleepers, July 2001

Construction is also well underway for the carriage and loco storage shed, and the turntable.

Locomotive and carriage shed under construction