When Norm Bridge shared this photo of the Adelaide Railway Station of old on our Facebook page earlier this year it brought back a flood of memories for many of the site’s followers.
Photo from Norm Bridge. The interior of the Railway Station! It was always such a thriving hive of activity with people dashing to catch a train or people arriving and scurrying up the stairs into the city.
I loved the old Railway Station! This great building was constructed in 1926 and designed by Herbert Louis Jackman.
It was always such a thriving hive of activity with people dashing to catch a train or people arriving and scurrying up the stairs into the city.
I used to love the old cafeteria which is in this shot, with its smorgasbord style meals, how many pies with tomato sauce did I eat there with a knife and fork.
The pasties were very peppery and tasted brilliant.
And I think the man in blue may have gone by the time this photo was taken.
I also remember the shops on the ramp too and I’m sure there was a big jockey’s scales just at the start of the ramp, 1d to check your weight.
I remember too the big red dragon sign which I recall was at the northern end and it used to give a loud click when it switched on and it had that fluro buzz.
Photo from the Advertiser.
Alice Dowling remembered Shipway the jeweller at the bottom of the ramp; “I had my ears pierced there back in 1960″.
See more at Bob Byrne’s Wonderful Blog “Adelaide Remember When”