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 SteamRanger's Heritage
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Miscellaneous Articles

A selection of published articles describing significant events in heritage rail operations in South Australia.

The articles are listed in chronological order within a number of categories

ARHS (South Australian Division) History and Achievements
  •    The ARHS SA Division - The First 25 Years     Recorder, July 77
    Review by ARHS President Eric Milne of the establishment of the SA Division and major milestones from 1952 to 1977. (Photo in Aug 77 issue; more details in Sept 77 issue)

  •    A Concise History of SteamRanger      Recorder Jan 89
    Dot point summary of significant ARHS / SteamRanger activities 1961 to 1988. Illustrated
    Author: Dean Harvey

  •    Award of Order of Australia Medal to Mr D.L. Harvey     Recorder, Feb 81
    Outline of achievements of Nr Harvey as Tours Manager of ARHS 1960 - 1981 which culminated in his award.

  •    Catering Activities on SteamRanger trains and special events 1970-2010
         From book "50 Years of ARHS", compiler Ivan Marchant, 2002
         Summary of major activities compiled by catering managers over the period

Special Promotional and other Events
  •    Opening of the Mile End Railway Museum - 5th Dec 1970       Recorder, Dec 70
    Report on the opening by the SAR Commissioner Mr. R.J. Fitch. Includes a listing of initial exhibits

  •    Festival of Steam - Adelaide Railway Station - 21 May 78       Recorder, Jun 78
    Report on a major promotional event to launch the SteamRanger branding. Includes reports on associated excursion trains

  •    Dry Creek Open Day April 1984      Recorder, Jun 84
    Report with photo portfolio on depot activities and train services to open the 1984 tours season

  •    SteamRanger is a Film Star! - charter of rolling stock for feature filming
                Recorder, December 80, December 84 and December 91
    Involvement of locos in filming of "Robbery under Arms", "Gallipoli" and "Hammers over the Anvil"