An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until 31/12/2023
An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 31/12/2023
A 7 1/4 gauge railway that runs at Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale SA. Station facilities such as a Traverser, Turntable, Workshops, Platforms and two-storey Signal Cabin are at Morphett Vale, along with an extensive station yard with 12 shed roads and numerous auxiliary roads.
The Algebuckina Bridge is a highlight of the system, being over 40 metres in length and over 4 metres high at its highest point above Christies Creek. A smaller road bridge is located at the 800m mark. A tunnel now exists on the railway.
The system uses track circuited electric colour-light speed signalling with all signals being automatic; except those at Morphett Vale station where signals and switches are controlled from the Signal Cabin (Train Control). Solar powered signals and remote controlled switches are used in various locations.
MVRail presently has over 40 items of rollingstock, including four diesel locomotives. Steam locomotives operated at the railway are privately owned by members. All those members who bring their locomotives to the Public days, everyone thanks you for the support!
Train rides are available to the public on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, but closed on the last Sunday of December.
WHERE: Morphett Vale, Wilfred Taylor Reserve, off of Wheatsheaf Road.
WHEN: 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
COST: $9 per person | under 2 ride free