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Port Lincoln
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Port Lincoln station in August 2005
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Address Railway Place, Port Lincoln
Coordinates 34°43′27″S 135°52′02″E / 34.7242°S 135.8671°E / -34.7242; 135.8671Coordinates: 34°43′27″S 135°52′02″E / 34.7242°S 135.8671°E / -34.7242; 135.8671
Lines Eyre Peninsula Railway
Platforms 1
Other information
Opened 1908
Closed 1968
Rebuilt 1927
Owned by Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
Station status Closed

Port Lincoln railway station is located on the Eyre Peninsula Railway in the South Australian city of Port Lincoln.

History

The original Port Lincoln station opened in 1908 with a timber building. It was replaced by a two-storey stone and reinforced concrete building in 1927. As well as serving as the South Australian Railways' Eyre Peninsula Railway divisional headquarters, the Adelaide Steamship Company had an office and waiting room within the station. The station closed in 1968 with the cessation of passenger services. It was added to the South Australian Heritage Register in 1993.

Current use of building

The Eyre Peninsula Railway Preservation Society opened in September 1999 on the ground floor with the freight shed opening as an extension in December 2004. It does have some former South Australian Railways and Coffin Bay Tramway wagons as well as an 830 class locomotive, number 850.

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