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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 10 June 2018

Something that was on my wish list for a very long time and I was not disappointed. The people were very friendly, the train and carriages were well restored. We managed to get in the commisioners carriage for the ride. The scenery was excellent, we...More

Thank Colin F
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Colin. Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip on the Commissioner's carriage "Flinders". We will pass your review on to our volunteer members.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

It was a great experience to ride on this old steam train as it pulled the 5 carriages fully loaded with passengers up the hill to The Summit and then downhill to Woolshed Flat. It certainly was a grand old engine, now lovingly maintained with...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

A very enjoyable ride on a beautiful old steam engine. The staff were very nice and helpful and it is a credit to them as they are all volunteers. We went to Woolshed Flat for morning tea/lunch and there was a variety of food and...More

Thank Kerry F
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

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

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We went from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return. This is a good shorter trip if you haven't got time for the full trip from Port Augusta to Quorn, which we had done years ago. The train has to climb over a hill and works...More

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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for your review. Easter and the school holidays have certainly been busy for our volunteers.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful project all done by very keen enthusiastic volunteers. We had a 2 car diesel train but steam trains were also running each day of the Easter weekend. Great crowds of passengers. Gift shop and visitor information too.

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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thankyou for your review Marian. I am informed that the 70 year old had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 1 December 2017

We went on the twilight explorer which departs Quorn at 5.30 pm using the 1928-built Barwell Bull diesel railcar. It travels to woolshed flat with a stop for 20 minutes where there are toilets available and the also sell some light refreshments (or take your...More

Thank David R
railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi David, Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your Twilight Explorer trip on the Barwell Bull. I will pass your comments on to our volunteers.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 18 October 2017

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 9 October 2017

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

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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

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 6 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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

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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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