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Nov 3, 2018 - Wilpena Pound to Peterborough

3/11/2018. Saturday. Cloudy and warm, cold and windy late afternoon Wilpena to Peterborough After 5 days of experiencing Wilpena Pound and Flinders Ranges, we left feeling very happy with what we’d done and seen all we wanted. Our first stop was Hawker to go through Geoff Morgan’s art gallery which we had looked into the shop on our way to Wilpena but didn’t go through the gallery with the huge paintings. He had only just finished one painting this morning, and we could smell the fresh paint. After being to and experiencing Wilpena Pound...

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Oct 16, 2018 - Peterborough

16/10/2018. Tuesday. Cold, wet Peterborough Last night was very, very cold and today is very, very cold and wet! Hard to believe after yesterday’s sun and dust and heat. We stayed rugged up in our vans this morning and then went to the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre where we had a guided tour of what was once a hive of activity in Peterborough. It was the intersection of the east-west and north-south railway lines between 1917 and 1937 when a more direct north-south route bypassed Peterborough. In 1970 it became one of three triple gauge...

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Oct 15, 2018 - Broken Hill to Peterborough, South Australia

15/10/2018. Monday. Overcast, windy and warm Broken Hill to Peterborough, S.Aust What a shocker of a night! It blew a gale all night, and the van rocked and the awning flapped - thump, thump. Just as well the van is strong and withstood the wind. None of us had a good sleep, and I was up just after 6am and looked out the window and saw a dark grey/purple tinged sky with lighting bolts and thunder rumbling. Ian woke soon after and was out of bed quick smart, I phoned Hazel and Ron to warn them, and we started to put things away - tables,...

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Nov 30, 2016 - Peterborough

This is such an interesting little town-if you are interested in steam trains. The display, tour and light show telling the story of this town's history as the hub of South Australia's steam train network are really interesting and recommended to anyone coming this way. Each of the four entrances to town has a marvellous model of one of the engines, beautifully crafted by Colin Campbell. The main street is quite unique in that the shops are all on one side of it, with government and utility buildings on the other, except for 1 of the 4...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Wilcannia to Peterborough

Up the Centre 14.6.16 Wilcannia to Peterborough 479km A long drive today, yes changed drivers, so didn't get too tired. The roads were good, although narrower in places. No evidence rain has fallen here. Salt bush type shrubs with not much green vegetation, and at times stunted trees, was the scenery we went through. We stopped at Broken Hill thinking we might be able to vote, as pre polling was to start in Qld today. However NSW doesn't start pre poll until 20th. Will keep trying. Still passing a lot of wild goats, and seen, emu's, foxes,...

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May 18, 2016 - Peterborough

And now Peterborough… Today’s drive was around 280km which was a little leisurely than yesterdays epic. The road follows the old narrow-gauge railway for most of its length with some nice stations still standing and water tanks still emblazoned “Amgourie Tea”, I really like it and Carol bought a packet of it at Peterborough. Though its “Billy” brand it can’t be sold in the “eastern states” so I will stock up before heading back east…. We stopped to stretch our legs at Olary where I took a few pics then the next stop was Oodla Warra for a...

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Oct 20, 2015 - Tuesday Oct 20th

Tuesday Oct 20th Peterborough Our lovley calm , balmy night turned a bit sour this morning, a cold wind blowing in from the east. Still ok to cook the eggs and toast outside the C/T. Bit of indecision (again?) about the day, not sure whether to stay here another night or move on. Terri loves a swim whenever we’re near the ocean, so decided to pack up, do some grocery shopping and then down the beach for a quick swim….not me…just Terri. Not exactly a beach but a large man made pond which was somehow connected to the sea….perfect swimming...

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Sep 9, 2011 - Peterborough

Episode 8 of 9 – Yeppoon to Adelaide Broken Hill to Peterborough Peterborough is 2755kms from Dunsborough. Another 284kms of the most boring outback country driving. It only changed slightly when about 30kms from Peterborough, when we struck what looks like very fertile farming land, with grain crops being grown in abundance. The terrain also changed slightly with the odd hill more in evidence. We did encounter very strong head winds almost all the way and as a result had to refuel along the way at a little place called Yunta. At that stage...

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Living the Dream

Jul 26, 2011 - Peterborough

Got to the old town of Peterborough which is famous for its Steam Train Museum, walked around and found they had a 2 year old motorcycle museum which I found very interesting and recommend it to anyone passing through (off the main street, not an obvious location)

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Jul 9, 2011 - Broken Hill to Peterborough

We arrived in Peterborough in the early afternoon and are staying at the Peterborough Caravan Park. The caravan park overall is a lot better than Broken Hill - I would give it a rating of 3 stars. Jim was pretty excited when tuning into the TV network as he managed to get around 17 digital channels but the gotcha was ABC 1, 2, 3 etc and then SBS 1, 2, 3 etc then JAZZ radio and other useless stuff so at the end of the day all we had was the ABC and SBS. In front of the Information Centre sits the statue of “Bob the Railway Dog”. Apparently...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Peterborough at liesure

Peterborough at leisure…. First off I must say I was disappointed in the sound and light show at Steamtown last night. Don’t get me wrong it was well done but I expected more “steam” I guess but maybe I’m judging it to harshly and comparing the show to the one at Sovereign Hill which was put together with a big budget, this was done by volunteers and I spose one has to take that into consideration. Secondly they have a triple gauge turntable there and claim it’s the only one in the world BUT after due consideration of the facts (the primary...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Peterborough

Peterborough, home of “Bob the Railway Dog”…… Nice cool drive today from the “Hill” of around 288.63 km to the Peterborough CP. Quite a nice park but don’t come here if you want to watch TV as reception is tricky, to say the least. Off to see the “Sound and Light Show” this evening reputedly South Australia’s first, best and only…. Gracie had her picture taken with Bob then went to the local Dog Park and sort of played with another dog but he just wanted to round her up and she soon tired of that so we retreated to the warmth of the van…....

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