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This week, I bring to you photos of the Adelaide City Railway Station.
But no. Now this is where all of our suburban trains come and go from.
The interstate lines now come and go from Keswick Station, quite a long way out of town and not nearly as pretty. Oddly enough there is no connecting line between Keswick and the City...
Bustling, noisy, warm and cheerful, entrance was through the left door, exit through the right.
We'd come into the station from Port Pirie and head straight to the cafeteria where we'd get a window table if one was available. We three kids would sit there and wait while Mum and Dad went to the long serving line getting trays and selecting lunch for us all. Usually sandwiches, then jelly (jello) for dessert, with milkshakes for us kids and coffee for themselves.
This was our "once a year" trip to the city. We'd be dressed in our best clothes and leave home very, very early.
Then we'd go shopping in the city. Mum always brought a big empty suitcase with her and on the return trip it would be full of new clothes for us, things for the house and Christmas gifts, to be hidden away until December 24th. (We always received our gifts on Christmas Eve).
A smaller case would be filled with Continental goods from the Central Market.
This cafeteria section is now part of the State Theatre Company.
The entire upstairs levels, accessed by flights of stairs, were huge ladies rooms with sumptuous bathroom fittings and sitting areas, and gentlemens rooms, probably with similar fittings although I never did see inside.
There were shops up there too, although I don't remember what they were, and a very large sitting area with plush carpets and lovely shiny brass light fittings that I loved.
I don't see why this beautiful station couldn't have been kept as our Interstate connection, with lines to the suburbs as well. It's a lovely introduction to the City of Adelaide.
(Keswick used to be just the goods trains area).
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