The Sedan railway line branched off from the South Australian Railways' Adelaide to Wolseley line at Monarto South running 70 kilometres north to Sedan.

Sedan railway line
Former railway bridge at Cambrai
Overview
StatusPartially closed and removed, remaining section dormant
Termini
Continues fromAdelaide-Wolseley line
Stations8
Service
Operator(s)
History
Opened13 October 1919
Closed
Technical
Line length69.7 km (43.3 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) (from 1995)
Old gauge1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Route map

Sedan
Cambrai
Kanappa
Sanderston
Milendella
Apamurra
Tepko
Pallamana
Monarto South
Adelaide-Wolseley line

History

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The Sedan line opened from Monarto South to Sedan on 13 October 1919. The original stations were at Pallamana, Tepko, Apamurra, Milendella, Sanderston, Kanappa, Cambrai, and Sedan, with station buildings and livestock loading facilities at Appamurra, Cambrai and Sedan.[1][2][3][4]

On 1 June 1964, the line was curtailed to Cambrai, briefly reopening in 1967 to assist in the construction of the Swan Reach to Sedan pipeline.[2] It was cut back further to Apamurra on 9 October 1987. Parts of the line between Apamurra and Cambrai were removed in 2001 by the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society for use on its Stirling North to Port Augusta line.[5][6]

In August 1995, work commenced to gauge convert the line south of Apamurra to standard gauge.[5][7] It reopened on 20 November 1995.[4][8] The line closed in 2005.[citation needed]

References

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  1. ^ Monarto to Sedan Railway Adelaide Advertiser 11 October 1919
  2. ^ a b Sedan South Australian History
  3. ^ "The Sedan-Monarto Railway". The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser. SA: National Library of Australia. 24 October 1919. p. 3. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b Quinlan, Howard; Newland, John (2000). Australian Railway Routes 1854 - 2000. Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society. pp. 53, 56. ISBN 0 909650 49 7.
  5. ^ a b Port Augusta track extension project Pichi Richi Railway
  6. ^ The NM25 Conservation Project Newsletter of Heritage Engineering Australia June 2001
  7. ^ "SA Murray Lands Renaissance" Railway Digest page 15
  8. ^ "South Australia" Railway Digest July 1996 page 37