PICHI RICHI HISTORIC STEAM TRAIN
Quorn, South Australia
Driving up from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges, broke the journey for an overnight stay at the Criterion Hotel in Quorn.
The evening meal was memorable for its size and quality. Quorn is a small town where the living is quiet, laid-back and unhurried ..
just the way Dot would have spent her early life in the country in Queensland. The streets are beautifully wide and the architecture of the buildings is both charming and fascinating.
PICHI RICHI (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) STEAM TRAIN WEBSITE: http://www.prr.org.au/cms/index.php
It was by chance that as we were ready to leave the next day noticed that the Pichi Richi historic steam train was due.
Dot spent most of her life around country railways and steam trains. Her father was a ganger in the railways, her mother worked odd jobs for the railway and her husband was a guard in the railways. She had travelled on steam trains many, many times so this was a unique opportunity to experience all the sights, sounds & smells of a steam train.
Quorn is such a quiet town that when the steam train rolls in .. all the noises are clearly heard. With the smoke bellowing from the top, the steam hissing from the side, the chug of the train and the rattle of the carriages .. it is a beautiful reminder of a bygone era.
The view looking back from the Quorn Railway Station is simply beautiful.
No peak hour crowds .. just charming olde-worlde shops with verandahs.