Marino railway station, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, then and now

Those days of growing up in South Brighton/Seacliff, we were about 10 miles from the City centre. That was the edge of the suburbs, now days you need to travel another 15 miles on to get out of the suburbs.

Looking back - In January 1961 saw 830 Class diesels replacing steam on suburban trains. 835, seen here arriving at Marino, with centre/end loading carriages.

Photo: Ron Coney
835 arriving at marino

Marino in the 50's

Marino railway station then - late 1950's. F class (dolly) has been cut off of the train & takes on water before running around the train ready for the trip back to Adelaide. Marino was the end of the line for most passenger trains, with a few going to Hallett Cove or end of the line at Willunga. On the return Seacliff was the next station down from Marino. Photo author unknown

Looking back - Then and Now - Marino in the late 50's and in year 2000. Here we see a 2000 Class "Jumbo" arriving at Marino, about where the water column was as it returns to Adelaide. This photo is taken at about the same as the one above. The three houses in the top photo are still there, but surrounded by other houses & trees lining the the railway line too. Technical Details

Photo: Chris Carpenter
Marino in 2000


Destination Board Destination board for the Marino/Willunga Line

The map at the left showing Brighton, South Brighton (been got since about 1976), Seacliff & Marino stations. Up to about 1977 the line from Brighton,was a single line to Willunga. Marino was the main terminal to about 1976, for passenger trains. South Australian Railway Country passengers & Freight services were taken over in 1975 by the Commonwealth Government, & was known as Australian National Railway. In 1997 Australian National was split & sold Great Southern Railway, took over the running of the 3 interstate passenger trains. Namely the Overland, The Ghan & The Indian Pacific. The freight & locos were bought by Genesee & Wyoming, to become Australia Railroad Group. More photos & info, click on the logo link below

If you have any Photos or a story of your time with S.A.R. please Any info on the South Line needed!!

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