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Wirrappa railway siding S. Aust. (22 February 2017)

contributed by TonyVanhout
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Wirrappa, (aboriginal for "two hills and a rock hole) is a railway siding approx. 17 miles south of Womera in South Australia. there were 5 houses

here to accommodate the home gang and their families that worked for

the railways on the Perth line and at the completion of the new track to

Alice Springs and Darwin, which replaced the old Ghan track to Alice Springs. The homes were removed around 1978-79, after the transition

of the old timber sleepers, replaced by concrete sleepers, and the

thermal welding of the tracks were completed. The last home ganger was

Tony van Hout.

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