Model trains at Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

In recent days I have written about a visit to family in Peterborough in the mid-north of South Australia. On that occasion I took a series of photos of various features of the town.

Because Peterborough is historically an important railway town in the development of our state, locals have made interesting installations greeting people coming into the town on all four major entrances. Here is the third of those, this time on the eastern approach to the town as visitors are coming from NSW including Broken Hill.

I find that these model trains to be quite amusing and delightful, but I wonder what the thinking is with the one featured in today’s post. Is it meant to be a small replica of Sydney Harbour Bridge? Or is it merely a representation of a railway bridge in the district as my wife suspects it might be; she grew up in the town.

I love the engineer waving his shovel – or is he the fireman?

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

Model train at the eastern entrance to Peterborough, South Australia

 

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