The development of the railway linking Broken Hill to Port Pirie had a fantastic impact on the rural economy, opening up opportunities across the entire region.

Many of these townships have maintained their momentum despite modernisation of freight operations and the decline of mining operations in Broken Hill. Each township has a story to tell, and is worth exploring as you travel the Heritage Rail Trail.

Browse the map and inspect the profiles which present the stories of each township in the listing below. If you would like more information, click here to download a more comprehensive document.

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