By Angeline Buckler

EVENTS

YEAR

PEOPLE

Holdfast Bay Railway Company  opens its train-line to Glenelg (24th May)

1880

Tom Dunn joins the Holdfast Bay Railway Company

(15th December)

Holdfast Bay RC and Adelaide Suburban RC merge to form the Glenelg Railway Company

1881

Collisions between a goods train and a passenger train occurs at Plympton Station (4th July)

1883

Tom Dunn recalls Judge Boucaut and the Bo ‘sun of the Buffalo as regular patrons of the Adelaide to Glenelg train service throughout his time with the companies.

Adelaide Hunt Club meets at Plympton Station for steeplechase (1st July)

1889

Warden F.W. Vasey knocked down by train at Plympton Station (9th October)

1909

Shelter at Plympton Station being constructed due for completion in 3 weeks (25th November)

1911

Rally to Bronzewing Poultry Farm leaves from Plympton Station

(6th September)

1913

Break-in at Plympton Station, door forced with pick, nothing taken (16th August)

1916

Postmaster General advises that the installation of a post-box and phone is under consideration (10th December)

1917

John Alfred O’Donohoe (junior porter) saves Mary White from being hit by train (2nd June)

1924

Tom Dunn retires from the railway company after 43 years of service (5th January)

John Alfred O’Donohoe awarded Humane Society Bronze Medal for his bravery (24th October)

1924

Last train from Adelaide to Glenelg runs on the North Terrace line (November)

1929

Thomas Stockley drives the last train to Glenelg along the North Terrace line (November)

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