August 2014 marked the 150 year anniversary of the Victor Harbor to Port Elliot Railway Line. The anniversary also incorporates the completion of the Victoria Pier (now known as the Causeway) and the Railway Goods Shed which is currently home to the SA Whale Centre.
To mark this historic milestone, the City of Victor Harbor and SteamRanger Heritage Railway teamed up to host a range of events on Sunday, 3 August 2014.
“The 150 year anniversary celebrations are a great opportunity to recognise the important role the completion of this infrastructure played in the growth and development of Victor Harbor,” said then Mayor for the City of Victor Harbor; Graham Philp.
“The community event is a chance to pay respect to our past whilst showcasing the fantastic services available to our community and visitors like the SteamRanger, SA Whale Centre, Encounter Discovery Centre and Horse Drawn Tram.”
“Those that attended the community event had the opportunity to step back in time, find out more about the history of these iconic facilities, and even share some of their own memories.”
Channel Nine’s Brenton Ragless hosted a special story telling at the Tram Barn on Warland Reserve at at ceremony which included an interview with SteamRanger Patron, Sir Eric Neal, and a free community afternoon tea.