The Silverton Tramway operated a 60 km line between Broken
Hill in NSW and Cockburn on the NSW/SA state border to haul mining products
outbound and supplies inbound to Broken hill as well as some passenger traffic.
In 1970 the 3 ft 6 in gauge tramway was replaced by the standard gauge link to
Port Pirie. The South Australian Government Railway [SAR] operated the standard
gauge. The Silverton company became the Silverton Transport and General
Industries and took over responsibility for local mine shunting. The locos also
gained standard gauge bogies.
DL-531 CO-CO Similar to the NSW
Built for 3 ft 6 in and later transferred to standard gauge in 1970. #27/28/29.
# 27 sold to SAR in 1970.
In the 1990's Silverton purchased many second hand
48 class ex NSW and 830 class ex SAR as well as ex NSW 442 class. These are
hired out as well as local work. In 2001 Silverton operate private freight
trains in NSW as well as local shunting trips in Sydney.