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Peterborough is a town in South Australia.


Peterborough was settled in the 1870s, and was initially known as 'Petersburg'. The name of the town was anglicised to Peterborough in 1918, as a result of the First World War. It was one of 69 towns in South Australia whose names were changed from German or German-influenced names to anglicised ones.

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  • 1 Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, 1 Telford Avenue, +61 8 8651-3355, fax: +61 8 8651-2173. 9AM-5PM daily. Peterborough was once a vast rail operation, a crossroads on former narrow-gauge lines, with a hundred steam locomotives daily heading to all corners of Australia. Many of the lines were re-gauged or closed; a heritage railway line which ran north in the late 1970s was abandoned in 2002 and dismantled in 2008. The sheds and heritage-listed roundhouse were preserved as a static museum with locomotives and carriages. A night-time ‘Sound and Light Show’ is presented (extra cost). $15/person for guided tours. Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (Q7605492) on Wikidata Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre on Wikipedia






  • Peterborough Caravan Park. Mini-golf.


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Routes through Peterborough
Adelaide ← Gladstone ←  W Indian Pacific route icon.png E  Broken Hill

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