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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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Whether you are into trains or not, this is an experience you should try if you are in the area on a date a train is running. There are a few different rides available... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Whether you are into trains or not, this is an experience you should try if you are in the area on a date a train is running. There are a few different rides available, however, they only run certain times of the month. We caught the Old Ghan which went from Port Augusta to Quorn and back. It is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great way to spend a relaxing day (6 hours - 4 hours on the train and 2 hours in Quorn). Great scenery, informative guides and best of all away from the hassle of civilization for awhile.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I am a huge fan of trains especially steam trains so this was a real treat. The route is not long but the couple of hours we spent on the train was relaxing and fun. At the other end, the home made pasties were yummo!!

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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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 

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