Engine Shed

The engine shed was provided at the time of the opening of the line to Minnipa in 1913. It was a design which was commonly used in country locations around South Australia from the 1890s, with the major difference being the vents above the end doors. Many had a semi-circular style of vent, although Minnipa was provided with rectangular louvre panels.

The shed was demolished as soon as steam was withdrawn from the Port Lincoln Division. It was gone by August 1970.

Minnipa engine shed in the 1960s, with a T class peeping out from the shed and an 830 class diesel beyond. Note the missing smokestack. Photo: Kim Bird Collection, NRM archives

A downloadable file of HO scale plans can be found here.