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For many years Marree was a stop for the Ghan train from Port Augusta on the line to Alice Springs. After 1957 there was a break of gauge at Marree which had a standard gauge line to Adelaide while the original 3 ft 6 inch (1067 mm) gauge line remained to Alice Springs. In 1980 an entirely new train line from Port Augusta to Alice Springs replaced the line through Marree which was dismantled. Some Ghan diesel locomotives remain in Marree as memorials; although they look abandoned their paintwork is maintained.
9 August 2012, Marree. SA.