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Pichi Richi Railway

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Address: | Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia 5433, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 777 245
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 tour! Even though the day was cloudy and wet we still managed to enjoy our day tour. Do yourself a favour and do the train trip, museum tour and the museum light show at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Macca19572
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour! Even though the day was cloudy and wet we still managed to enjoy our day tour. Do yourself a favour and do the train trip, museum tour and the museum light show at night. All where worth the cost. The train trip stops to turn round the engine for the ride home and you can get off to... More 

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Glossop, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience, we did the Afghan Express from Port Augusta to Quorn and return, great day out and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The whole organisation is a credit to all those involved, and it is 100% volunteer run, great work. Terrific scenery as well as the complete steam train experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is it about steam trains? Everyone hangs out the window. People in their cars follow the train taking photos at every opportunity. Wonderful passionate and very friendly train crew. The trip from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return is about two and a half hours including 45 mins stop at Woolshed Flat for refreshments while the engine turns around... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Woodshed Flat. The volunteers running the whole operation were very helpful and enthusiastic. All rolling stock were lovingly restored to its original condition. If you haven't booked prior to your journey, make sure you get to Quorn station early prior to leaving, as the whole train was quickly booked-out. Take the journey you won't... More 

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1 Thank sunbury42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Anyone who loves steam engines will love the Pichi Richi Railway. Both the engines and carriages are very well presented and the volunteers who run this are informative and friendly. We were allowed up in the engineers cabin to see the controls and get photos. You will need to book and check which days the steam engine is running or... More 

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1 Thank Rex W
Dingley Village, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A wonderful and exclusive day out on the only Steam Carriage of its type in the world! A welcome drink and canapés are served, an excellent 3 course meal is provided at the lunchtime stop at Woolshed Flats, First and Second class passengers change places for the return trip to Quorn and a great day out is assured. Staff are... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

What a lovely Rail Trip we had, on the initial Coffee Pot Run. A lovely unique Steam Railcar seating only 22 passengers. We rode to Woolshed Flats, where we were served a most delicious and generous 3 course lunch. Beautiful Bush Bread, Minestrone Soup, Roast Lamb and Veg, and Quandong Pie with Cream and Homemade Vanilla Icecream. The Rail car... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This amazing experience is maintained and staffed by volunteers from a small town - a great morning out on a steam train , a good draw ard for the town

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Droitwich Spa, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Pitchi Pitchi Railway takes you back in time. No Steam today as Fire Regulations were in force, but nevertheless it was a lovely way to spend a few hours. The Carriage Attendant made the trip very enjoyable with his tales of what happened in the past,. Good for all ages, the scenery was good, but not exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Boarded the train at the Quorn Station for the trip to Woolshed Flat and back. Each carriage has a volunteer attendant to relay information and attend to safety matters such as when you need to stick your head back in! Lovely scenery to view and a few kangaroos to be seen, but also many feral goats Once you get to... More 

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railfan2014, Public Relations Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Linda. I note your comments about the availability of more information on Woolshed Flat. There is some info in the building but it is easily missed so we will looking it more visible. Andrew PRRPS Marketing More 

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