Quorn, January 1963. Along with Ray Graf I'd hitched up from Whyalla to Port Augusta and then up through the Pichi Richi Pass to ride the weekly goods to Hawker over all that was left of the southern section of the Central Australian Railway. A word or two of explanation may be necessary here.
A map would be handy but Google Earth will make it clear. The narrow gauge Central Australian Railway ran east from Port Augusta to Quorn where it connected with the South Australian line from Peterborough, it then ran north through Hawker all the way to Alice Springs. The section between Hawker and Maree was abandoned when the new standard gauge line was built between Port Augusta and Maree.