Roundhouse razed

LAST REMNANTS: Scrap metal from the roundhouse is loaded onto a truck at the site yesterday.

THE rattle of train carriages winding their way through Mount Gambier and pulling into the roundhouse at the city’s railway yards is a distant memory.

While the heritage roundhouse was among the last remnants of the city’s once bustling rail sector, it has also now disappeared from our landscape.

Demolition contractors have now razed the 65-year-old towering railway shed that was built adjacent the rail corridor that cuts through the heart of the city.

The site now resembles a vacant allotment with its history swept away by heavy machinery and the State Government’s agenda to demolish the fire-damaged structure.

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