District Council of Peterborough

Steamtown inducted into Hall of Fame

Steamtown wins Regional Awards for the third time and is inducted in to the Hall of Fame 2014.

Peterborough’s Steamtown inducted into Hall of Fame!

Media release, November 5, 2014

The 2014 South Australian Regional Awards has seen Peterborough’s Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Supported by Brand South Australia, the Regional Awards are a benchmark of excellence that recognise people, enterprises and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to regional South Australia.

At the 2014 Awards night, held on October 28, the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre won the StatewideSuper Tourism Award.

This was its third Tourism Category award (Steamtown also won the category in 2010 and 2012) and for this achievement it was made a member of the Regional Awards Hall of Fame.

The judges said Steamtown has continued to put Peterborough and the Southern Flinders Ranges on the map of both local and interstate travellers and tourists.

Both awards were collected on the night by Steamtown Manager, Pat Kent (above, second from right).

Mr Kent thanked the Peterborough Council, Steamtown staff and the people of Peterborough for making the attraction a continued success during challenging times.

He also said he believed the new Peterborough Tourism website along with a new free mobile app is helping to make Steamtown and the attractions of the town more widely known among its core market, the increasingly tech-savvy ‘grey nomads’.

Brand SA CEO Ms Karen Raffen said the 2014 Regional Awards saw a record number of submissions making the competition stronger than ever before. 

For more information, contact Pat Kent: 0428 842803




About Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (SHRC) is more than a museum, it's a legacy of Australia's rapid industrial rise in the early 20th century. At its heart is the steam train, a thing that is at once beautiful, powerful and strangely melancholy, symbolising as it does the passing of an era.

Steamtown is at its most potent after dark when the Sound and Light show is played in the industrial shadows of heritage-listed 'Roundhouse' -- a huge shedding area that circles an 85-foot turntable. Visitors sit in a period carriage on the turntable surrounded by silent locomotives and diesel engines to watch as Peterborough's greatest chapter is played out on a cinema screen. But this is a story of astonishing growth and sudden decline: when the lights finally lift to illuminate the handsome faces of the mighty engines, it's not uncommon to see people wiping their eyes.


More information: www.visitpeterboroughsa.com.au



District Council of Peterborough
108 Main Street, PO Box 121
Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 3566
Fax: 08 8651 3066