SteamRanger Heritage Railway

Mon, Apr. 19, 2021

shr cockle train 09 300x201

The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1854 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Port Elliot and later at Victor Harbor.

Why is this icon journey called the "Cockle Train"? In early days of settlement the local residents would take a horse drawn train to Goolwa to collect Cockles from the sandy beaches near the Murray mouth. It was a great day's outing and thus gained its name.

Tickets are available at the Goolwa, Port Elliot & Victor Harbor Railway Stations on day of travel.

Visit the Steam Ranger Website for all the details and relevant timetables and costs.

Back to Blog