I thought this Railway station looked wonderful!
This Station used to be very busy, with Trains running day and night, going to and from Perth to Sydney and Adelaide to Alice Springs prior to the 1950's. Between 1939 & 1945, troops from many parts of the world came through Quorn on their way North or South. The local CWA [Country Womens Association] ladies served near 1,000,000 free meals to them as they came through Quorn.
It is also where the famous "GHAN TRAIN," [the old one], used to pull into Quorn at dusk.
Now, the famous Pichi Richi Railway steam trains run from here on all School and public holidays from the end of March to the end of October each year. This historic railway runs restored steam trains, diesel rail-cars and carriages from the original Ghan railway. The train operates a three hour journey through the Pichi Pass to Wool Shed Flat.
Check out this page for more info....PICHI RICHI RAILWAY
Quorn Railway Station is now a Ghan railway museum and the Tourist Information Centre.
As we were heading out of town towards Hawker, I just happened to catch sight of this Church tucked in behind the native Pines. Only smallish, and built out of local sandstone, it does manage to fit in an upstairs section where the choir sat and sang at each service. St Josephs hall, next door, is used for functions and dances. This was also used as teaching rooms when the Sisters of St Joseph were living here to run the church school.
Services held each week on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning and other special occasions.
The Old Mill was a very important building years ago, when it was constructed for John Dunn in 1879. Dunn was one of the most successful millers in the district, who took advantage of the good years in the late 1870s when the wheat crops excellent. Unfortunately a couple of years after it was built, the district experienced a period of many droughts which drove many of the wheat farmers off the land.
The Mill is a Motel, Restaurant, and displays local art. I have stayed here years ago and had no complaints back then. It still is painted up and looking very nice.