The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere


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The Pichi Richi Explorer – Steaming into the Past!

  

I became a real tourist today and boarded an old steam train for a two hour journey into the past. The Pichi Richi railway is actually part of the original Ghan track and runs between Port Augusta and Quorn, in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. My journey today started and finished at Quorn with a stopover for a cuppa at Woolshed Flat. What a wonderful way to spend a few hours!

All aboard!!

 

 Leaving Quorn 

Passed a flock of hundreds of corellas

  

Through gorges

  

To Woolshed Flat, where they turned the engine around to the other end of the train for the return journey. 

   

   

And back to Quorn  

  

Now here’s a bit of trivia for you! To split the stones that were used in the drystone walls they would drill a hole in the stone with a star shaped drill then pack it tight with feathers, fill it with water and overnight the feathers would expand and break the stone open. Bet you didn’t know that before! 

What a great trip!