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      - Interstate and long distance SA Tours and Special Events

Prior to the ARHS SA Division being restricted to running solely on the Victor Harbor branch in 1999 it operated enthusiast trains to a wide range of locations across the State. Most of these tours featured steam and diesel locomotives and rollingstock now utilised on the SteamRanger Heritage Railway

Each tour was described by a specially produced brochure. A representative collection of these brochures has been preserved and can be viewed here. The brochures are categorised under geographical headings. This sheet covers longer distance tours, both interstate and to distant SA locations as well as special SteamRanger events, arranged by destination and then by year of operation.

To look at a brochure click on the appropriate cover page below.


Proposed joint ARHS(Vic & SA) tour to
Mt Gambier and border. Did not
eventually run - 1991

4 day extended tour to narrow gauge northern lines and Broken Hill
Five different steam locos - 1969

Eight day excursion using scheduled and special diesel services to Alice Springs - 1978

Pt Pirie with 520,
IP to Broken Hill,
520 from Pirie

Mt Gambier, Kalangadoo
& Vic Border
621 - 1973

Four day excursion to Ballarat, Bacchus
Marsh & Maryborough
621 and Victorian
R & K locos 1994

Four days to
Mt Gambier, Dartmoor, Winnap and Snuggery
520 and Victorian K loco - 1984

To Pt Pirie with steam loco 526, then to Broken Hill and back with NSW 3813
Home with 526 - 1970


First of several season launch events at Adelaide station.
4 steam locos running to suburban destinations - 1978

Another season launch this time at Dry Creek Depot. Extensive displays and shuttle trains to Adelaide

A weekend of excursions around Adelaide in association with visiting Victorian R766 steam loco - 1991

Adelaide suburban tours with Rx224 to mark her 65th birthday. Birthday party at Adelaide station

Trains to Victor, Belair and PtDock Museum to make anniversaries of steam locos 520 and Rx207 with 621 also running - 1993


To Peterborough and back with 621 steam
A short jaunt to Black Rock on the narrow gauge.

With 621 to Peterborough, Gladstone with NSW5917 and to Quorn with Pichi Richi's T186 - 1976

Official opening of the PRR. 520 to Pt Pirie, Diesel to Woomera, PRR excursion from Quorn. Home via Pt Pirie and 520 - 1974

Not all of the brochures in this category may be included at this time
but will be added over the next few months as part of an ongoing project.

PLEASE NOTE: The downloadable articles have been scanned from paper documents of varying condition. Scanning resolution has chosen to keep file size at a managable level and hence download time as low as possible. In some cases images may consequently be of less than ideal quality. If you require high resolution copies for a particular purpose please email us at info@steamranger.org.au