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Address: Railway Terrace | Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 440 101
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Description: Watch the ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges roll past as you relax...
Watch the ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges roll past as you relax in the style of a bygone era. Built in the 1870s, this unique railway is the last remaining operating portion of the "Old Ghan" narrow-gauge line. After being abandoned in the 1950's, the Railway was revived in 1974 by the volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society who have progressively restored a remarkable collection of heritage locomotives and carriages. Trains operate March - November. Visit our website for timetable and bookings.
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Great fun day was had by all

Highlight was stopping near the top for a photo shoot of the train coming around the bend. Stop in Quorn for lunch was just right.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Highlight was stopping near the top for a photo shoot of the train coming around the bend. Stop in Quorn for lunch was just right.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It is well worth the planning to visit Quorn and especially the Pichi Richi railway. We coordinated our trip to visit the area when the steam train was running. The timetable is available on the website so it is easy to plan around these days. The trains are magnificently restored by a group of volunteers who seem extremely passionate about... More 

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Bordertown, South Australia, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our trip on the Pichi Richi Railway was a surprise for our train fanatic 7 year old. The whole trip was an absolute delight on restored old steam engines and Old Ghan carriages traveling on the original Ghan 3ft 6in gauge through the Pichi Richi Pass . A definite must on any trip to the Flinders Ranges, taking the traveler... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn Railway Station, AG Williams Memorial railway workshops and associated museum shows the history of pioneers of the region. The railway was used during Australia's wartime effort in moving troops from southern Australia to Darwin demonstrating how important the railways were in criss-crossing the Australian landscape from north to south and east to west. The railway... More 

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Quorn, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Pichi Richi Railway in Quorn is an outstanding experience for young and old. Quorn Railway was historically at the head of the railway from Adelaide, providing the only access into the Far North, and was later extended through the outback centre of Australia. The train engines and carriages evoke the era of pioneers, dusty cameleers, and country folk travelling... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a fabulous heritage railway. Running only on Saturday evenings in November we were happy that our plans allowed us to travel on this line. Heritage diesel only at this time of year due to the danger of fire from steam but it was still very atmospheric. We booked tickets at the visitor centre in port Augusta and that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Nothing to dislike about this part of the world. Peaceful and quiet, plenty of photo opportunities, dependant on your own imaginations and tastes.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

our stay at quorn caravan park by it self was worth the trip very clean and enviromentally fabulous the pitchi ritchi train trip a worth while journey back in time on the old steamer

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Port Elliot, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well worth the trip. Great job by volunteers. Local knowledge excellent. Good to sit back & let someone else do the driving whilst admiring the countryside.

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East Moonta
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you don't love steam trains stop reading... I have been wanting to go on this trip for a while. When my brother's family came up to visit, we took his son on the Pichi Richi and had a ball. The authentic historical steam engine pulled along equally authentic carriages. The train wound through a gap in the ranges, crisscrossing... More 

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