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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 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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 23 September 2017 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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railfan2014, Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was our first trip on the Pichi Richi and we enjoyed it so much. That was a good way to enjoy the Australian countryside and outback as I usually drive the car. Our volounteer Guide Barbara was very helpfull. Ice on the cake: we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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railfan2014, Front Office Manager at Pichi Richi Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your day. I will pass your comments on to Barbara and the locomotive crew.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We have been at least three times on the Pichi Richi rail journey. The second time was with a group of 12 and we organised for the dining car to be attached and we were served a luncheon on board. Last weekend we did the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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