Celebrating more than 40 years of the Pichi Richi Railway
Pichi Richi Railway is a heritage tourist railway and operating museum, running regular heritage train journeys on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow-gauge old Ghan railway. Pichi Richi Railway has its headquarters at Quorn, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. Trains depart from Quorn and Port Augusta.
In 2014, we celebrated 40 years of operation. The railway is operated, maintained and managed by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc.
ANZAC Etchings: Do you know the soldiers of car 5?
ANZAC Etchings: Do you know the Soldiers of Car 5?
Posted by Pichi Richi Railway on Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Visit Pichi Richi Railway's Tracks to war site for more information
Tracks to War: Anzac Day at Quorn
Visit Pichi Richi Railway's Tracks to war site
Remembering the Central Australia Railway's troop trains and their people
On Anzac Day join us as we commemorate the troop trains, their soldiers and the community who supported them.
Saturday 25 April 2015
- Discover original "troop train" carriage Car 5 on public display at Quorn station (FREE!)
- Enjoy an authentic "troop train" meal served by the Country Women's Association (bookings essential)
- Ride into the past aboard our $10 railcar shuttle to the Pichi Richi Workshop for a behind the scenes tour. Departs Quorn station at 12pm and 1pm.
For the first time in 70 years, the Pichi Richi Railway and the Country Women's Association (CWA) join together to commemorate soldiers' journeys to war.
ANZAC Ghan Photo Essay
During WWII, almost 200,000 troops travelled north to Alice Springs on the Central Australia Railway through Quorn. The Quorn Country Women's Association fed these troops in Quorn, and railwaymen from Quorn helped to transport the troops to defend their country. Great Southern Rail has run an Anzac Tribute train ... read more - article courtesy of RM Williams OUTBACK magazine