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Pichi Richi Railway

Quorn, Australia
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About Pichi Richi Railway
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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Dave R wrote a review Oct 10
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We rode the Pichi Richi from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return as part of our family trip to the Flinders Ranges. Our Car Captain was Rob, a volunteer, was friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to have a conversation. The train itself was in great condition and our car "Sturt" was very comfortable and clean. Was quite an experience in this day and age to be able to open a train window and take photo's out of the open window. The kids enjoyed climbing into the Loco after it changed ends at Woolshed Flat and the Kitchen Staff were very friendly and welcoming, waving to the train upon its arrival and departure, the scones were good too! A great way to spend a day in Quorn, we highly recommend this experience to family's with children of all ages.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Tanya B wrote a review Oct 9
South Australia, Australia20 contributions9 helpful votes
Loved the trip. Our 'guide' (volunteer) was full of interesting facts. The train ride was quite smooth and the windows lowered so you could take some great picks of the unique and beautiful country side.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Gracie2307 wrote a review Oct 9
Adelaide, Australia160 contributions100 helpful votes
I’m not sure if the value for money is there with this attraction. $142 for a family of 4. The train ride is pretty but there is a feeling of nothingness. There is no narrative on the journey, no guide talks at Woolshed Flat. It’s just a bit empty to be fair. Train is in spectacular condition and cabins are clean. Make sure you try and get some time with the volunteers as they are a wealth of knowledge. It would be good if you could order your meal when you pick up your tickets so you don’t have to line up for 30 minutes at Woolshed Flat. They could literally just send the order through over the phone.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Zeddy-boo wrote a review Jul 2021
Perth, Australia83 contributions35 helpful votes
We loved the Pichi Richi Railway experience. It was lovely to move at a slower pace for a few hours, enjoy the scenery, and the break for refreshment at Woolshed was very pleasant. The volunteers - who do everything from ticket sales to track maintenance, do a fabulous job - they are to be commended. I feel every thing about this experience was well organised and problem free. Online booking was easy Covid-19 updates/requirements - great Loved going to the original little ticket window at Quorn station to pick up our old style cardboard ticket The carriage Captain was very personable and friendly Plenty of space in the carriages Easy to view the passing scenery and at times the rest of the train, ie whilst travelling around curves Wonderful to be able to see and travel on a steam train Thank you PRR!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from PichiRichiRailway1, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway
Responded Jul 11, 2021
It was great to hear that you enjoyed your recent trip on the Pichi Richi Railway. Thanks for sharing your experience and come back soon when you can and maybe try the Afghan Express from Port Augusta.
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Cheryl243795 wrote a review Jul 2021
Moree, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed travelling on the Pichi Richi Railway on 12th June, 2021. The scenery is fantastic, the old train gorgeous and the stop for morning tea - scones with jam and cream, were all fabulous. Quorn is a very interesting town to visit too. Lovely old buildings and some great walks in the Southern Flinders Ranges.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from PichiRichiRailway1, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway
Responded Jul 11, 2021
Cheryl Thanks for your review of your recent trip to the Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn and the Southern Flinders Ranges in general. We are so glad that you enjoyed it and managed to take in the breathtaking scenery. There is a lot to offer and glad that you got experience many aspects of the area. Thanks again.
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