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Pichi Richi Railway

Address: Railway Terrace | Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 440 101
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Quorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Watch the ancient landscape of the Flinders Ranges roll past as you relax in the style of a bygone...
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Quorn, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

An excellent day out and an opportunity to meet some lovely people determined to enjoy themselves. A chance to relive the days of the narrow guage Ghan with vintage wooden carriages, steam, and occasionally, diesel locomotives, many of which used to work the line. The day trip from Port Augusta allows about 2 hours to explore Quorn.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful scenery, relaxing travel with interesting people from interstate. volunteers very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Miami, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

a trip on the pichi pichi train brings back memories of the mid 1900's train travel with the sound from the wheels and sight of the ranges should encourage people to travel on this train to support the volunteers to provide a train trip for visitors to enjoy

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The tourist brochures make much of this railway. that's why I elected to stay overnight in Quorn. Alas, you have to be there on the right day so don't hold your breath if you are simply touring South Australia and land in Quorn on the off-change. Sorry, calendar says 'No".

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