News articles and media releases

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

The last operating engine of its kind in the world, the Pichi Richi Railway’s iconic "Coffee Pot", is building up steam for a return to the rails.

Following a successful test run over Easter, an old favourite is set to return to South Australia’s Pichi Richi Railway within the next 12 months.

During the Anzac Day weekend, Pichi Richi Railway welcomed the team and passengers of the "New Ghan" to the "Old Ghan" line as part of the Ghan's ANZAC Tribute Journey. It was a delightful experience for the Ghan passengers, including many veterans, who boarded a specially chartered train hauled by Pichi Richi Railway's NM25: one of the steam locomotives that travelled the original Ghan line.

Australia's Rail Revival—read about Australia's steel revolution—Australia's railways are awakening to a new era with new tracks being built and old tracks being modernised. Article courtesy of RM Williams OUTBACK magazine


Visit Pichi Richi Railway's Tracks to War site for more information

Stand clear! Historic railway stations fast-tracked onto new stamp issue

Australia Post is featuring four historic Australian railway stations—Maryborough, Victoria; Quorn, South Australia; Hay, New South Wales and Normanton, Queensland—in a new stamp issue. The stamp issue comprises four domestic base-rate (60c) stamps.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said, "We are pleased to release this second stamp issue in a series on Australian historical architecture. We trust these stamps have captured the beauty of these distinctive and historic buildings."

Season launch 2015 – Media release

This weekend, why not ride a bull through the Pichi Richi Pass?

Pichi Richi Railway’s 2015 train season kicks off with a journey on Brill Railcar 106—affectionately known as a “Barwell Bull”.

Pichi Richi Railway's unique steam railcar, Steam Motor Coach No. 1, known affectionately as the Coffee Pot, is a major step closer to returning to operation after it successfully underwent a steam test today.