Manned Station on the Peterborough-Quorn Line . Orroroo was the last attended station on the line. The station staff were withdrawn in August 1981.
Station, passing and goods/grain loops. Stockyard and loco servicing sidings, and a turning WYE.
Orroroo was originally the terminus of the line from Peterborough, hence the presence of the turning WYE. The line was extended to Quorn in 1882.
The WYE was actually removed in the 1930s, a move that was regretted in later years when an increasing number of trains from Peterborough were terminated at Ororroo and had to return tender first. The WYE is retained in this layout for operational and historical reasons.
Some of the station buildings on the line, such as here at Orroroo, were built in a far "grander style" than was needed as it was hoped that the line would attract many settlers and industries to the region. This hope was never fulfilled. Passenger services ceased in 1969 when the Port Pirie to Broken Hill line was converted to standard gauge (4ft8.5in - 1435mm).
The line from Peterborough to Eurelia was closed to normal traffic in 1988 and was fully closed in 2002. Most of the track was removed in 2008. Today the goods shed at Orroroo has been removed and the station building is now a private residence. The Train Order signal has been removed and is being restored for use on a preserved railway, the Victor Harbour Heritage Railway.