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Pichi Richi Railway

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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...more
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| Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia 5433, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Very Australian, a lot of fun, a lot of history, Intertwined like a braid with the explorers highway once you leave Quorn towards Flinders Ranges and Wilpena. Old-fashioned steam engine creates a lot of excitement for children. Trips from Quorn ot Port Augusta. From the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank podrozniczka60
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your review. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Went on the half day trip from Quorn to Woolshed Flats and return and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staffed by volunteers who are a wealth of information and share an obvious love for what they do it was both informative and entertaining. The beautifully restored steam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Marlene, Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Woolshed Flat. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip on the Pichi Richi. Our carriage was a fortunate choice as it had a platform at either end we could stand on to enjoy the fresh (and sometimes sport) air as we traveled along. It was such a relaxing way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thankyou for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Pichi Richi Explorer. We will pass your review on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Went on a Saturday trip from Port Augusta to Quorn and back. Lots of interesting Australian outback country on the way with kangaroos and emus watching on plus people taking photos. Very friendly informative staff on the train telling us about country, train and answering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Pichi Richi Railway is the remaining section of the line from Port Augusta to Alice Springs. It run from Pt. Augusta across flat countryside to the Flinders Ranges where it climbs through the Pichi Richi Pass to reach Quorn. The PRR have attempted to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip despite missing out on the "Coffee Pot" . Perhaps next time.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a wonderful experience. The Volunteers who run the tours, the drivers, staff, info centre staff, everyone was so friendly and helpful and full of wonderful information

Date of experience: September 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We will pass on your comments to our volunteers.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Well worth doing. The trains are well maintained and restored, and an excellent way to experience the scenery.

Date of experience: April 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thankyou for your review. We will pass your review on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Booked this 6 hour trip from Port Augusta to Quorn return. Magnificent scenery and loved the N and W class steam engines and old carriages. Volunteers on board very helpful with questions. A credit to all involved as they are all volunteers. Had 2 hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Peter and Sue, Thanks for your review of the Afghan Express trip and the double header trip. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

This was a short trip out to Woolshed Flat behind a Steam engine and we stopped there for morning tea while the engine turned around. Hot pastries, cakes, hot drinks, ice creams and packets of chips were all available. The views out of the windows...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were lucky enough to ride on a test run for the recently restored YX141 locomotive based in Quorn. This loco was built in Gawler in 1896 and restored recently from life as a playground climbing toy to full operational capability. The engineers and driver...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Chris and Gill, Thanks for your review. We are indeed proud of our little Yx141 and the efforts of a dedicated band of members who contributed to her restoration in so many ways. Long may she continue to tread the rails. We will pass...More

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dawnj0nes1
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Response from railfan2014 | Property representative |
Hi. The Pichi Richi Railway is operated entirely by volunteers. We do not operate every day, but most weekends from March to October. We do not operate during the summer months due to the high temperatures and fire... More
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Response from Brenton M | Reviewed this property |
Would love to help Vicki but thought I would not be of much help having no experience in railways and living near Harrogate in the Adelaide Hills .How could I help and what is involved ? Brenton
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