A Flinders Ranges heritage group is putting faith in the pulling power of postage stamps, hoping an upcoming release by Australia Post can boost a local town's profile.

The 97-year-old Quorn Railway Station is one of four historic rail sites to be featured in a set of stamps which will be released in October.

Jeremy Browne from Quorn's Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society hopes people will see the stamp and want to see the building.

"There's no question that being on a stamp, people will want to go see it," he said.

"I think it'll bring, hopefully, more people to Quorn. We always love to welcome people there to ride on the train."

Mr Browne says the station has strong heritage value and has been the crossroads of much long-distance travel in Australia.

"It's the railway station you went through if you went north-south, or if you went east-west," he said.

"During the Second World War, a great number of Australian troops passed through it heading north."

Ashes cricket teams also passed through Quorn in the era before air travel, making a stopover on their way to Perth before sailing for England.

The railway stations at Hay in New South Wales, Normanton in Queensland and Maryborough in Victoria will also be illustrated on the stamps.

Built in 1890, the Maryborough station has already gone down in history as an object that provoked the wit of American novelist Mark Twain.

Passing through in 1895, Twain observed that Maryborough was effectively a railway station with a town attached.

"You can put the whole population of Maryborough into it, and give them a sofa apiece, and have room for more," he wrote.

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