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Pichi Richi Railway

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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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Terrific day .Unpayed crew very helpfull and FRIENDLY . I love steam trains and this was as near to old times when it was the only way to travel. Will be going again and wish I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Terrific day .Unpayed crew very helpfull and FRIENDLY . I love steam trains and this was as near to old times when it was the only way to travel. Will be going again and wish I was nearer so I could help too. Brenton Matthews

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Even if you think you dont like railways, this is a great trip. We did the half day trip to Woolshed Flats. The scenery is fascinating and our carriage had a very knowledgeable and helpful 'guard' with a brilliant sense of humour so we had a super time. At Woolshed flats - dont forget to enjoy the cafe which will... More 

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Megan D, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your ride. Our Car Captains love what they do and meeting people from all over :) More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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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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Megan D, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Charlie. I hope you got some great pix! More 

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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Megan D, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting - glad you enjoyed our special part of the world. More 

Bordertown, South Australia, Australia
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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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Megan D, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Dear John, I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip and that we were able to delight a young train fan. Would your son like some colouring in pages featuring the Railway? Email marketing.officer@prr.org.au and I'll send you a few printables. Meg More 

Sydney, Australia
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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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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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Megan D, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your wonderful review. Our volunteers love coming to Quorn and keeping the railway going - It's a real outback railway town and so friendly. I'd love to see Steampunk fashions at the station - bring it on! Meg Marketing Officer Pichi Richi Railway marketing.officer@prr.org.au More 

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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Address: Railway Terrace | Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 440 101
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Flinders Ranges  >  Quorn
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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