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Enjoy a Memorable SteamTown Tour and Experience The Best

Passengers aboard a SteamTown train can sit back, relax and enjoy a journey in the best traditions of old style train travel through the pleasant Mid North countryside. By Narrow Gauge standards, Steamtown's Coaches are luxurious and allow you the room to move about as the Train rolls along to its destination (Orroroo or Eurelia). Our Quota Car carries an excellent range of refreshments and souvenirs. A feature of all trains is a stop on Black Rock Bridge, the longest bridge of its design in the Southern Hemisphere, and the longest on the former South Australian Railways Narrow Gauge system. Our Mixed Goods trains allow you the chance to witness first hand the style of train working that was common in the area right up to the early 1970's. Watch as the Guard moves cans of cream, and boxes of eggs into his van. See the locomotive shunt carriages into sidings. Our trains return to Peterborough at 4.30pm from Orroroo, a distance of 71 kms and 5.30pm from Eurelia a distance of 115 kms. An extended stop is made at Orroroo for the show train (September) and returns at 5.30pm. The night train is run in conjunction with the Section Car/Country & Western Evening. All trains are liscenced and No Alcohol is permited to be bought onto the train in Eskies. All tours are manned by Volunteers and car Captains are always available when help or information is needed. The 280 member Steamtown Society is justifiably proud of its collection of locomotives and unique selection of passenger carriages which originally saw service on The Trans-Australian Line between Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie. All were built between 1917 and 1928 and are prime examples of the Former Commonwealth Railways wooden bodied cars of that period and some actualy saw service on the famous "Ghan" Train. Our only running Steam Engine W901 is mantained by Mark Grimshaw , whom has just carried out a major overhaul which includes the fitting of Westinghouse Air Brakes and re designing the Ash Pan and Grate and fitting a New Power Valve under the Dome on top of The Boiler.

Tour Notes "All Tourist Steam Trains Cancelled until Futher Notice"
I) Trains to Eurelia (57kms) return to Peterborough at 5.30pm approximately. Trains to Orroroo (35kms) return to Peterborough at 4.30pm approximately.
2) All trips are planned to be hauled by Steam Locomotives, however, Steamtown reserves the right to schedule the Locomotive type according to prevailing conditions.
3) *This trip has been scheduled to coincide with the Orroroo Show. An extended stop at Orroroo will allow all passengers to tour exhibits and watch arena events. Return 5.30pm
4) On the return journey of all trains we will stop at 'Black Rock Coffee Palace' (the Old Black Rock Hotel). All passengers may alight there for 30mins approximately.
PLEASE NOTE: All Steamtown trips are licenced to sell liquor. NO BYO ALCOHOL is allowed on board.

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Tourist Train Running Times "All Tourist Steam Trains Cancelled until Futher Notice"

Daily Round House and Museum Tours are conducted with an Admitance fee of $5 per Adult,Souvenirs are still available in the Museum .. Make enquiries at the Tourist Centre next to the Council Office Peterborough ..

  • Easter Weekend , All Trips Cancelled Until Further Notice
  • Anzac Weekend ,
  • Adelaide Cup Weekend,
  • Queens Birthday Weekend ,
  • Sunday July ,
  • Sunday July ,
  • August Sunday the August ,
  • September Sat ,Orroroo Show Train ,
  • October Sunday , Labour Day Train,
  • November School Holydays Special,
  • November , Annual General Meeting ,
  • Special Trains : We can also cater for special trains , from a few carriages to a whole train Day or Night and any weekend , so long as you notify Steamtown a few weeks before hand , giving us time to arange crews etc .Barbecue lunches are available for purchase at the destination,Catering and Souvenirs can be purchased in the Club Car along with Alcahol and Refreshments.All tourist trains are planned to be hauled by Steam Locomotive W901 otherwise Diesel power is used.
  • Oladdie Camp Trains :
    Steamtown Camp Trains offer a unique travel experience... Commonwealth Railway sleeping cars carry you to our campsite. This fully catered weekend will give you a taste of country hospitality at its best. The train leaves the Steamtown Peterborough Depot 12 noon for a 3 hour journey to the Oladdie Hills where we will camp alongside the Walloway Creek. When you arrive you can explore the creek and the hills while the staff prepare your dinner which you can eat by the bonfire, weather permitting, Entertainment is provided for you to while away the evening and then, when you are ready, you can retire to your 2 berth compartment on the train to sleep until the birds wake you. Sunday morning breakfast is served in the open air and there is time for another ramble before the return journey to Peterborough. All inclusive fare $170 per person for a minimum of 44 passengers.
  • Bookings :Tickets may be available on the Day , from The Peterborough Car , Steamtown strongly recommends booking in advance " Reserved seats must be paid in full one week in Advance ". For further information and Bookings contact Steamtown 08 86513355 or the Peterborough Video on 08 86512822 Special trains are only available for groups over 44. Adelaide Bookings : RAA Booking Office 41 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000 ,Tel 08 8202 4540, Fax 08 8202 4521.
  • Fares 2001 : Peterborough to Orroroo and Return Adult $35: Child $18: Family $95 children must be under 15 Years a family pass covers Two adults and Two children.
  • Peterborough-Eurelia and return Adult $50: Child $30: Family $135, G.S.T Included
  • Orroroo Eurelia Return - Adult $23 : Child $15 : Family $68 ......
  • Peterborough/Black Rock Return- Adult $18: Family 48: Child $9
  • MIC 127 Paymaster's Car - Trips to Black Rock and Orrorroo,Fares on request.
  • Membership We need members to keep Steam town on the rails. Most members are content to support us with their membership fees. Others give support in a variety of ways - carriage cleaning, clearing track, restoration, catering etc. For a small fee, you and your family can become members of the Steamtown Peterborough Railway Preservation Society and so positively help us to stay on the rails. As financial members you will receive four newsletters
    Membership Rates : Inc GST
    Adults $22.00
    You will also be satisfied to know that you are helping to keep alive part of South Australia's history, preserving the great traditions of the railways and promoting tourism in the mid-north. Membership is valid for one year and shall be renewable 12 months from the date of registration.

    Society Comittee Members - Note xx New Comittee to be Elected xxx

    SteamTown Projects

    Restoration of Ghan Diesel : NSU55 // Notes //NSUstory //Salvaged

    Steam Locomotive : "Y82" Preservation // about Y82 Note //

    Track Gang : 257Km Crossing // Quads //

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