Cockle Train Cancellations May 2018

Cockle Train Passengers: Due to a major, unexpected track issue. All Cockle Train services between Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor are CANCELLED until further notice. We are working to find a solution, and will advise when we will be able to reinstate services between the south-coast townships. Wednesday 23rd May’s services will operate…

First STEAM-HAULED Southern Encounter for 2018!

FIRST STEAM-HAULED SOUTHERN ENCOUNTER FOR 2018 As the CFS-imposed fire ban season for the Mt Lofty Ranges has now ended, our steam-hauled services to and from Mt Barker can now begin. This Sunday’s Southern Encounter will be slightly different than normal, but should be of interest everyone…and it involves STEAM! Due to unforeseen circumstances, steam…

Mt Barker Family Fun Day

Celebrate South Australia’s History Month, by joining us for the.. 2018 Mt Barker Family Fun Day Mt Barker Railway Station Sunday 27th May 2018 10am to 4pm Featuring: Heritage “Redhen’ Railcar shuttle trains to Gemmells. Trains depart Mt Barker at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Fares: $15 Adults, $10 Children Section car rides through the tunnel…

Autumn Highlander Services – Every Thursday in April and May!

Explore the stunning Mt Lofty Ranges this Autumn by train. SteamRanger Heritage Railway will operate ‘The Highlander’ using heritage 1950’s ‘Redhen’ Railcars or heritage diesel locomotives, hauling wooden passenger carriages, from Mt Barker to Strathalbyn and return, each Thursday during April and May 2018! Travelling south from Mt Barker, your train climb to the highest…

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…