Pichi Richi Railways Coffee Pot return to service

 
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

http://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/index.php


A print version of the Pichi Richi Railways timetable for 2016 turn up yesterday .

And some good news the Coffee Pot is back on the rails after 7 years .

this info is not on there website yet or there Facebook page.

So far two trips are planed for 12th June  Sunday & 2nd October  Sunday .

and also looks like it will be in steam for there Heritage weekend 23rd & 24th of April .


There could be more runs during the year . Have to keep a eye on there Facebook site etc.

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  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
More info on the PRRPS website: http://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/train-services/coffee-pot.html

I have a feeling it will be a popular service, so book soon!
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

More info on the PRRPS website: http://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/train-services/coffee-pot.html

I have a feeling it will be a popular service, so book soon!
"simont141"



On the link above it has the coffee pot running twice this year .


Today I went on the Pichi Richi Railway booking site and are a bit confused .

On the booking site it has the coffee pot running every Saturday and Sunday from June to October .

It seems that one of the sites need updating to save on confusion .
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Great news, wonderful train. They used to have one of these running Mt Gamber-Beachport as well as the mid-north, an interesting and authentic quirk of South Australian rail history.
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Hi All, there has been an error in populating the V3 booking system for the Coffee Pot.

The two public runs for 2016 are Sun 12th June and Sun 2nd Oct, plus the heritage weekend in April.

I have contacted our administrators for the V3 system to get it fixed.

Regards,
Dion.
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Hi All, there has been an error in populating the V3 booking system for the Coffee Pot.

The two public runs for 2016 are Sun 12th June and Sun 2nd Oct, plus the heritage weekend in April.

I have contacted our administrators for the V3 system to get it fixed.

Regards,
Dion.
NG Sulzers
Hi All again,
the error with the V3 travel booking system has been corrected. The link should now show bookings only for the Sun 12th June and Sun 2nd Oct dates.
Apologies for the error.

Regards,
Dion.
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

https://www.facebook.com/PichiRichiRailway/

On Pichi Richi Railway face book page .

The Coffee pot had a test run on the Easter weekend .

And is going to be used on the heritage weekend 23rd & 24th April

the events page below

http://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/events/upcoming-events.html
  Bob K Station Master

Location: East of Port Pirie
Went up to Quorn yesterday (23rd) for the Heritage Weekend and the running of the Coffee Pot on a shuttle service with customers between the railway station and PRR workshops. Many trips were made backwards and forwards with over a thousand passengers for the day.

The Coffee Pot did not miss a beat and was great to see it back in operation.
Bob
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

Good to hear, and thanks for the update. Good luck the next few days with the coal train!
  RossGodwin Beginner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Okay, okay read here that the Coffee Pot will be running at Quorn after a 7 year restoration .. so what does one do .. damm .. YES MAN .. so jump a flight with my youngest, hire a car, stop off for lunch in the Clare Valley, there was no accommodation Sat in Quorn so head to Peterborough and do the Light and Sound show .. Sunday rock into Quorn ...  awesome SmileSmile  Coffee Pot is an amazing train .. and a bonus behind the W for a 2.5 hr trip followed by workshop tours being shuttled by the Coffee Pot.  Some snaps for you SmileSmile

Quorn Station


Coffee Pot


Coffee Pot and the W ..


Up the pass


Turned and setup for the return trip


Ford car on rails .. flanked by original Ghan carriages


NT Class shunting at the workshop


Brill railcar


Rotten Row behind the workshop



Goods wagons and turntable


Coffee Pot returning the workers on the last trip of the day
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Ross, Motor Inspection Car, MIC126 is a Morris, fitted with a Holden 6 cyl grey engine. If it had been a Ford, it probably wouldn't have been running on the day.
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Ross, Motor Inspection Car, MIC126 is a Morris, fitted with a Holden 6 cyl grey engine. If it had been a Ford, it probably wouldn't have been running on the day.
NG Sulzers
Yes well we all know what Ford stands for - Fixed Or Repaired Daily !!
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Hi All, Today, was the real return of the Coffee Pot to operations (after a decade hiatus). 22 very content passengers traveled from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and back again, and from what I here, were very well fed at Woolshed Flat.
The two programmed Quorn - Woolshed Flat and return excursions for 2016 sold out very quickly, an additional service on Sunday 17th July (middle Sunday of school holidays) also sold out very quickly.

The sky is still up there and the sun will rise tomorrow.

Cheers,
Dion.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The sky is still up there and the sun will rise tomorrow.
"NG Sulzers"
If any politician said that, I'd want a second opinion.
  Bob K Station Master

Location: East of Port Pirie
Dion,
Are there any more Coffee Pot excursions planned for this year?
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Bob,
the extra service on 17th July, plus the programmed Sunday 2nd October.
The PRR Executive Committee meet this week, and may discuss a further public operation.
There are also several inquiries for Special Hires too, for the remainder of this year and also into next year.
Regards,
Dion.
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Bob,
the extra service on 17th July, plus the programmed Sunday 2nd October.
The PRR Executive Committee meet this week, and may discuss a further public operation.
There are also several inquiries for Special Hires too, for the remainder of this year and also into next year.
Regards,
Dion.
NG Sulzers
Dion

Give people something they want or are interested in seeing and they will flock to be involved.

Great work.  Well done

Barry
  Bob K Station Master

Location: East of Port Pirie
Thanks Dion,
I understand that both of these have been sold out. Can you let me know the details if indeed you go ahead with another service please.
Bob

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