Modern Car Service

I spotted this derelict mechanic’s shop ‘Modern Car Service’ in a little town called Terowie in outback South Australia. Ironically in the yard at the back of the building were piles of not so ‘modern’ rusty old cars and trucks from a time when Terowie was a hub of South Australia’s railway system. I’d love to know if someone still ‘owns’ the building and the cars. ┬áThis is a collector’s (and a photographer’s) delight.

Terowie Mechanics

Terowie Mechanics

Terowie was settled in the 1880s and once had a population of nearly 1000 servicing the nearby railway line. In the 1970s the railway line was moved and the town became a ghost town.

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These cars have been here sol long that shrubbery is growing up through the wrecks

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see the tree growing through the bonnet of the one on the left

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The main street of Terowie is a perfectly preserved ghost town

The main street of Terowie is a perfectly preserved ghost town

 

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