The Pichi Richi Railway, based in Quorn (South Australia), was formed in 1973, and operates the last remaining portion of the old 'Central Australia Railway'
through to Port Augusta.
Though I have been to many a tourist railway over the years, hence my interest in promoting and helping, the Pichi Richi has always held a top position in my favourites list.
The fascinating history of the line, the outstanding restoration work, coupled with scenery so incredible that bad photos are almost impossible, make the Pichi Richi Railway a must see for anyone lucky enough to be in the area.
visited in 1995.
The locomotive was build by 'Beyer, Peacock & Co'
back in 1951-52.
She is currently in storage at Quorn.
Quorn with W933.
That Commodore was our rent-a-car for our monumental trip from Sydney to Sydney, via South Australia and Victoria,
W933 back at Quorn.
Note the stunning Quorn station (opened 1893), which gives a great idea of how important this former junction station once was.
The line was reopened to this point in 1979 and remained as such until 1999 when it was extended to Stirling North.
The locomotive part was built by Kitson & Co of Leeds, England (1905), and the coach section was built by Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and
Wagon Co of Birmingham.
This last part is of particular interest to me, as that is the same company who built the last remaining six-wheeled bogie carriage in the Philippines.
She is currently awaiting overhaul.
In closing, if you find yourself in the area, or are looking for a wonderful rail experience, don't miss out on the 'Pichi Richi Railway'.