April School Holiday Train Services

Ride the rails this School Holidays! The steam-hauled Cockle Train will be operating daily between Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor from Saturday April 13th* to Sunday 28th Inclusive. Three trains daily, with 6 trains daily (steam and diesel railcar) on Easter Saturday and Sunday, along with both days of the South Australian Wooden…

The Fleurieu Explorer

It’s back for 2019! On the back of our launch last October, join us on board our new premium dining experience train – ‘The Fleurieu Explorer’. Take a step back in time, and join SteamRanger Heritage Railway for a unique evening, filled with fun, old-world charm and quality food and wine from some of the…

The Southern Encounter

The Southern Encounter operates on the first and third Sundays from May until the end of November. The journey commences from Mount Barker station – a pleasant 20 minute drive from Adelaide along the South Eastern Freeway. Leaving Mt Barker mid morning, the train first climbs up to the crest of the line and then…

The Highlander – Every Thursday in April & May

The Highlander to Strathalbyn operates on selected Thursday’s and the second Sunday of July, August, September and November A short journey on board a heritage ‘Redhen’ railcar, or behind heritage steam locomotive 621 or Rx207 (Sunday’s only) from Mt Barker to Strathalbyn and return. The journey commences from Mount Barker station – a pleasant 20…

520 Restoration Appeal

Help us restore South Australia’s largest operating steam locomotive. It’s tax time – why not make a donation toward 520’s restoration? Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Email us at 520@steamranger.org.au for details on how to make a tax-deductible donation. Alternatively, visit https://www.gofundme.com/loco-520-restoration-appeal to donate via go fund me (we cannot provide tax receipts for…

Track Maintenance

Culvert Installation at Mt Barker – April 2017 SteamRanger track crew and Bluestone Estate contractors were involved in the installation of a new drainage culvert under the mainline in the Mt Barker to Philcox Hill section of the line during April 2017. These photos, taken by Track Manager Ray Green illustrate the sheer size of…