Chapter Outline

Part One: Development of the Railway Network
Chapter 1 Setting the Scene Natural history, discovery, exploration and early settlement (pastoralists, coastal settlement)
2 Port Lincoln - Cummins - Yeelanna The first sections of the Port Lincoln Railway
3 The 'Royal Commission' Lines Yeelanna Thevenard, Cummins Kimba and Yeelanna Mount Hope
4 The 'Twenties Extensions Wandana Penong and Kimba Buckleboo
5 Lake MacDonnell and the Kevin Lines Kowulka Kevin and Ceduna Kevin, including gypsum and salt traffic and the flying fox
6 Subsequent Network Development Significant developments since the establishment of the network
Part Two: A Closer Look
Chapter 7 Water The impact on the railway and the inland areas of the chronic water shortage on the Peninsula
8 The Golden Harvest The growth of agriculture and the railway's crucial role in supporting it, including bagged and bulk handling and the 'Grain Races'
9 Timetabled Services Scheduled train working over the years, including coastal shipping and its integration with the rail services
10 Seasonal and Special Train Working  
11 Signalling and Safeworking  
12 The Life of the Railway The men that brought the railway to life and the conditions under which they worked, also the jetty horses
13 The Hoop Iron Railway Physical infrastructure: track, buildings, servicing and workshop facilities
14 Station Details: Port Lincoln - Cummins  
15 Station Details: Cummins - Thevenard  
16 Station Details: Cummins - Buckleboo  
17 Station Details: The Branch Lines  
18 Locomotives  
19 Railcars  
20 Rolling Stock  
21 Other Railways and Tramways Jetty and other tramways, BHP's Coffin Bay and Whyalla lines
A Locality Name Derivations
B SA Acts of Parliament
C SA Parliamentary Papers
D Totals of Locomotives by Class and Year, 1907-2005
E Locomotives and Rolling Stock 1907-1920
F Composition of Passenger-Related Workings, 1951-1968
G Annual Train Mileages
H Line Opening and Closing Dates