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Pichi Richi Railway

| Quorn Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia 5433, Australia
+61 1800 777 245
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What a day!

This was my third trip on tge Pichi Richi and I hope that it will not be my list. Each day, we have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lizzie1948
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Adelaide, Australia
Day out with family on Afghan Express

This train (steam) departs from the Port Augusta railway station at 10.30 am. We arrived early as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Adelaide, Australia
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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 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 Railway Station, Quorn, South Australia 5433, Australia
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+61 1800 777 245
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third trip on tge Pichi Richi and I hope that it will not be my list. Each day, we have planned it so that we get one of tge okd steam locos and to date, this has worked out. The locos and...More

Thank Lizzie1948
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lizzie. Thank you for review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on Pichi Richi Railway. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This train (steam) departs from the Port Augusta railway station at 10.30 am. We arrived early as we had pre booked on the internet and had to check in. The train consisted of a steam engine (NM25) and 3 passenger carriages and a guards van....More

Thank John B
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John. Thanks for your comments. This year has been a bit of a challenge as we have been without our usual carriages due to some maintenance issues. This has often led to slower running than we would like. We are glad that you still...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are amazing. While train stationary, my children were allowed where the driver goes for photos and it wasn't just a photo and get off, they were looking at everything and really enjoying their time. The train ride itself was enjoyable, very relaxed on board...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a must do activity in Quorn. I booked the stream train trip from Quorn well in advance. On the day it was heavily booked with extra carriages added. It was a great 3 hour return trip. Weather was perfect in late spring. A...More

Thank Robert S
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Robert. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Pichi Richi Explorer. The October school holiday has been quite a challenge with good numbers on our trains

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the 'Afghan Express' day return from Port Augusta to Quorn. It was a great day for families, enthusiasts or just people who want to do the trip. Very well-organised and the steam engines were in superb condition. The volunteer staff were all really friendly,...More

Thank Tonymf
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Tony. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Afghan Express. We will pass your compliments on to Barbara.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Afghan express from Port Augusta to Quorn return after having the idea from recently watching Chris Tarrant (UK "who wants to be a millionaire" host) presenting an edutainment documentary. It was great to learn the history of the train line and other...More

Thank The_squirrel_team
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Afghan Express and that the "car captain" was informative. One of our challenges is marketing the train service out of Port Augusta - we are away from the main road. Your comments on Trip...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I love train rides. This was a fabulous steam train with early 1900's carriages. Each with its own history. It was a well patronized and everyone had a great time

Thank sala5000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Quorn particularly to do the Coffee Pot steam train excursion to Pichi Richi . Prior to the trip we were welcomed with bubbly and nimbles at the old Quorn station which has been beautifully maintained by the volunteers. With a maximum of 22...More

Thank Yvette G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was high on our travel list as the last time we rode the rails there, it only went from Quorn to Woolshed Flats. This time we rode on the Afghan Express from Port Augusta to Quorn return. The "Quornish" pasties from IGA in Quorn...More

Thank Margaret C
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Margaret. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Afghan Express. We will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you have a passion for steam trains and seeing more of SA, then this is for you. It's a slow ride for children and I noticed some of the young ones did get a bit fed up. The ride was lovely and informative and...More

Thank GreenwoodEsther
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Esther. Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed it, I agree that the trip can be a bit slow at times, this is sometimes caused by things beyond our control and our limited ability to respond using an all volunteer...More

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dawnj0nes1
27 January 2017|
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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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VickiofSydney
23 July 2015|
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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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