On a still night you'll hear the seven distinct echoes of the steam whistle through the Pichi Richi Pass

Charter one of our stunning, fully restored heritage carriages or your own train for a more exclusive experience—perfect for corporate entertaining, weddings, parties and school groups.

Discuss your options with our special hire coordinator: phone 0407 609 134.

VIP travel, 1930s style

Just choose a date from our timetable and we'll reserve a VIP carriage for you and your guests. Enjoy the privacy of your own carriage at an affordable price.

The South Australian Railways Commissioner's carriage features full-length windows for a perfect view of the scenery while you relax in the comfort of the Commissioner's lounge.

Perhaps you'd prefer to travel in royal fashion aboard Commonwealth Railways Special Car No. 3, NSS34. It was used by HRH the Duke of Gloucester during his 1934 Australian visit; or reenact General MacArthur's famous speech "I came out of Bataan, and shall return", standing on the same carriage from which those famous words were spoken in 1942.

Your train, your way

Ever wanted your own train? This is your chance to pretend you own the railway! Hire a steam train, the unique Coffee Pot steam motor coach, or a vintage diesel railcar for a customised experience by day or night for up to 250 passengers.

On-board catering facilities are available with a range of local caterers to choose from.

Our charters are exclusive experiences delivered by our specially trained volunteer train crews and availability is limited. If you wish to hire a private train be sure to enquire well in advance of your travel date.

A picnic with a difference

The South Australian Railways converted this 1937 Morris 25 to operate on narrow-gauge rails. Beautifully restored, the motor inspection car (MIC) is perfect for up to four adventurous picnic-makers and their lunch.

We'll provide a chauffeur, you provide the sense of adventure!

Gourmet picnic hampers are available on request.

2016 Fares: Quorn to Port Augusta and return $820 - Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return $490.

 

  • 1920s luxury aboard Special Car No. 3
    1920s luxury aboard Special Car No. 3
  • The motor inspection car, MIC126
    The motor inspection car, MIC126

    Just the right size for up to five adventurous picnic-makers and their lunch

  • The century-old Coffee Pot steam motor coach
    The century-old Coffee Pot steam motor coach