Peterborough was settled in 1875. It was called Petersburg but the name changed during WW1 due to anti german sentiment, as were many towns in S.A. They had german names because of the big german migrant population there.
On the map you can see Adelaide at the bottom and Port Augusta at the top left. You can see the Pich Richi railway to Quorn.(past post) Peterborough is on the right. The red line is the north, south railway with the "Ghan"train going from Adelaide to Darwin. The blue line is the east/west line with the"Indian Pacific" train going from Sydney to Perth.
We took a guided tour of the museum. The triple gauge turntable is still in working order. The roundhouse where locomotives were serviced now houses many different heritage engines and carriages.
It was well set out museum with easy access to all the engines and carriages.
Bill and the boys were having fun.
An early diesel engine.
They had a variety of carriages this one was the travelling nurse's carriage.
This one the club car.
It took over an hour to see everything but for an outback town it was a splendid museum.