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Old Quorn Branch - Flinders Ranges

Discover Quorn | Savings Bank of SA

  • In 1878 Pichi Richi Railway began as Port Augusta and Government Gums Railway. Quorn became the cross-roads when travelling north to south, or east to west across Australia. During the WWII almost 200,000 Australian troops travelled north through Quorn on the Central Australia Railway when the Quorn CWA - Country Womens' Association served over 1,000,000 meals to troops.
  • Pichi Richi Railway's iconic "Coffee Pot" formally known as South Australian Railways Steam Motor Coach No.1, has been lovingly and authentically restored by the PRR volunteers and is now back on the rails. It is well worth seeing and taking a ride. The outside is really interesting but the interior of this train is a true labour of love and is just magnificent. COFFEE POT
  • Steam Motor Coach No. 1 (known as The Coffee Pot) at Quorn station.
  • PRR Railway Workshop guided tours are available and very interesting to do, and you can book at the Flinders Ranges Visitors Information Centre, Quorn Railway Station, Railway Terrace.
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    Recognising the historical significance of the Quorn Railway Station, Australia Post featured QRS in its Australian Historic Railway Stations stamps in 2013.
  • Self-guided walking tours: 1) Historic Town Walk highlighting the beautiful and interesting buildings in Quorn 2) Quorn Railway Station and Station Yard 3) Dutchman's Stern Walking Trail 4) Warren Gorge Walking Trail (walks 3 & 4 reprinted courtesy of Quorn Mercury)
  • Powell arid flora gardens: just 880 metres from the SBSA, with more than 200 local plant species growing in this climate of extremes; biodiverse rich gems from Quorn and surrounds. More info : ABC Gardening Australia program
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  • Originally known as RW Foster's Great Northern Emporium, you can see a wonderful display of shopping history. Emily's Bistro offers a unique doing experience.
  • Quorn and District War Memorial Swimming Pool: extensively renovated in 2015. For opening hours ask at the Visitor Information Centre or check the sign at the entry.
  • Magnificent scenery: Quorn and surrounds, renowned for its breathtaking scenery, featured in many movies, including BEAUTIFUL KATE, THE SUNDOWNERS, and THE WATER DIVINER. See more info on ABC TV.
2017 - Diary Dates:
Diary events may change without notice. For additional information, please refer to the FRC diary of events.

2018 - Diary Dates:
  • April 25: ANZAC Day: refer to PRR website for special commemorative events
  • May 13: Mothers Day- check PRR website for that special train trip for Mum and the family


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