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Pichi Richi Photographs Index

I first met the Pichi Richi Railway well before I started taking railway photos in earnest. Indeed, I might almost say that the Pichi Richi Railway started all this! It was when I first started going out with my not-yet-wife, and we did a camping trip up to the Flinders Ranges with a bunch of friends. We camped near the Saltia Bridge, in the creek bed (very much a no-no, for those of you who know their camping rules!), and explored the adjacent railway line. Its derelict status made an impression on me, to the extent that I started researching the current status of railways in Australia, and made contact with the Australian Railways Historical Society, and ... well, the rest is another story, but when I saw through those connections that a fledgling Pichi Richi Railway Society was being formed to restore that line, I joined up.

At Easter 2003, my wife and I made a return journey to the Flinders - some 35 years after that camping trip, and 30 years after joining the society - and travelled on the PRR. We spent a day with the railway, seeing the brand new W22 in service, and caught W933 leaving Quorn a few days later. We must make a point of returning sooner than 35 years ...

W class 4-8-2

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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 03 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6862
  • Description : Getting ready for the first train of the day. W22, having just returned from Port Augusta during the night, is being coaled, while NT76 is about to run the car set down to the Quorn platform. NM25 looks on in the background.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 03 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6953
  • Description : Just as I was getting set to pop the shutter on W22 running around its train at Woolshed Flat, along comes Mr F Witt, and plonks himself down in my photo.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 03 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6953-FW
  • Description : Just as I was getting set to pop the shutter on W22 running around its train at Woolshed Flat, along comes Mr F Witt, and plonks himself down in my photo. Here we see my revenge.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 03 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6954
  • Description : Just as I was getting set to pop the shutter on W22 running around its train at Woolshed Flat, along comes Mr F Witt, and plonks himself down in my photo. Now you see him ...


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 107866 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 03 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6954-FW
  • Description : ... Now you don't


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6905_1600x1200
  • Description : Against a typical Flinders Ranges backdrop, W22 chuffs her way to the top of the Summit on the Pichi Richi line.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6949_1600x1200
  • Description : W22 runs around the triangle at Woolshed Flat. Notice the careful attention to detail in the restoration of this elegant loco.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6963_1600x1200
  • Description : W22 is ready to return her train from Woolshed Flat back to Quorn.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6990_1600x1200
  • Description : I tried hard to get a full dead side on of W22, but my wide angle and the Quorn Goods Shed meant I had to trim off her buffer beam!


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 Apr 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7003_1600x1200
  • Description : W22 gathers momemtum as she heads out of Quorn, and readies to tackle the climb to Summit.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 19 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6963
  • Description : W22 waits to depart Woolshed Flat with a train for Quorn


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 19 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6969
  • Description : W22 waits to depart Woolshed Flat with a train for Quorn. In the distance can be seen Devil's Peak.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 19 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6990
  • Description : A glinty dead-side-on of W22 in Quorn yard.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 19 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6997
  • Description : W22 leaving Quorn. This picture gives a good idea of the surrounding countryside around Quorn.


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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 19 Oct 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7009
  • Description : W22 approaching Summit. In the distance can be seen Devil's Peak.


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  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 18 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7194
  • Description : W933 waits for departure from Quorn station with a morning train to Woolshed Flat


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 103987 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 18 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7195
  • Description : W933 waits for departure from Quorn station with a morning train to Woolshed Flat


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 105482 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 18 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7196
  • Description : W933 waits for departure from Quorn station with a morning train to Woolshed Flat


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 119716 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 23 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7197
  • Description : One for the rivet-counters! A DSO of W933's tender at Quorn, waiting to depart.


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  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 23 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7198
  • Description : A study of W933 at Quorn, waiting to depart.


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  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 23 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7203
  • Description : W933 departs Quorn, against the station yard backdrop


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  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 23 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7204
  • Description : W933 departs Quorn


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 34928 bytes, 800x174 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 24 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location W933-a
  • Description : A composition photo, constructed from W933-3 and W933-4


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 268209 bytes, 800x530 pixels
  • Date : Dec 2009, catalogued 27 Jan 2010
  • Photographer : Bill Macintosh
  • Medium : digital camera
  • Description : W934 enters the station yard at Quorn.


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 276627 bytes, 800x533 pixels
  • Date : Dec 2009, catalogued 27 Jan 2010
  • Photographer : Bill Macintosh
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location DSC_2435
  • Description : W934 enters the station yard at Quorn.


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 232876 bytes, 800x530 pixels
  • Date : Dec 2009, catalogued 27 Jan 2010
  • Photographer : Bill Macintosh
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location DSC_2439 (1)
  • Description : An evocative close-up of the valve motion on W934.


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 187549 bytes, 800x530 pixels
  • Date : Dec 2009, catalogued 27 Jan 2010
  • Photographer : Bill Macintosh
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location DSC_2440
  • Description : An evocative study of the driver and fireman on W934.


NT76

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  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6865
  • Description : NT76 heads out of Quorn loco with the car set for the morning passenger run on Easter Sunday, 2003


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 69285 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6866
  • Description : NT76 and W22 side by side in Quorn loco


Around the Railway

  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 76364 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 20 Apr 2003, catalogued 04 May 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_6871
  • Description : The beautifully restored Quorn station. When I last saw this station building in 1967, it was looking much the worse for wear!


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 52754 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 18 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7192
  • Description : A road overbridge in the section of the disused line from Quorn to Peterborough, near Quorn


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 65180 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 22 Apr 2003, catalogued 18 Aug 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_7193
  • Description : A section of the disused line from Quorn to Peterborough, near Quorn


  • Image : dir=tourist/prr/ page=index 226512 bytes, 800x530 pixels
  • Date : Dec 2009, catalogued 27 Jan 2010
  • Photographer : Bill Macintosh
  • Medium : digital camera
  • Description : The goods shed at Quorn.


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