Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Society's first train running

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Saturday 27th July 2024

  • 10:00 am - Pichi Richi Explorer train departs Quorn for Woolshed Flat and returns to Quorn. This train will meet the incoming Afghan Express from Port Augusta, the trains will unite and travel as a double-header to Quorn.

  • 10:30 am - The Afghan Express train departs Port Augusta, stops at Woolshed Flat, and travels on to Quorn. This train will meet the Pichi Richi Explorer train (above) and the united train, now a double-header, will travel to Quorn.

    NOTE: This is a one-way train so we have a complimentary bus leaving Quorn at 9 am for Port Augusta Station. When you book your ticket(s) for the Afghan Express you can also book the bus. 

Sunday 28th July 2024

  • Early morning - Steam locomotive light-up at the northern end of Quorn Railway Station yard. Come and see how a steam locomotive is prepared for service and meet our driver and fireman.

  • 9:30 am onwards
    a) Mainline shuttles with two steam locomotives (one at each end) running from Quorn to Dog Crossing and return.
    b) Loco shuttles
    running from Quorn Railway Station to the A.G. Williams Memorial Locomotive and Carriage Restoration Workshops for our "behind-the-scenes" tours.

  • Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society - on display in the Quorn Station Railway yards, the world’s oldest working Yorkshire Steam Road Wagon No. 34, from 1903; Fowler Steam Traction Engine; Rider-Ericsson Stirling Cycle; Hot Air Engine from the 1870s plus other stationary farm internal combustion engines.
  • Buckaringa building at 40 First Street, Quorn - railway displays and exhibits. Located just one block from the Station and in the town's retail centre. 

  • ~12 md Anniversary Ceremony- 
    • "Into The Pass" - Pichi Richi Railway new book signing and discussion with the Editor, Rodney Barrington. 
    • ~1pm re-enactment of the Society's first train in July 1974 running under special time interval working. Departing Quorn for Summit Level Crossing and return.  Tickets for this service will be released shortly.   

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