Past events

Forget driving and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a difference.

With the option to board at either Quorn or Port Augusta you can enjoy a delicious meal at Pichi Richi Park, have dessert in a historic railway building and then cross the road to one of Quorn’s four historic pubs.

Depart Port Augusta Railway Station on Saturday July 26 for some wintry yuletide cheer at the Old Willows Brewery Restaurant.  Price includes the train journey and a traditional three course Christmas feast.

On June 7 the Afghan Express will combine with the Pichi Richi Explorer at Woolshed Flat and provide a rare double header back to Quorn.

Once in Quorn you can join in the chaos and fun of Quorn’s annual picnic races.

The Afghan Express departs Port Augusta at 10.30pm, arriving in Quorn at 12.15pm.

Travel in style from Port Augusta to the annual Quorn Show on Sunday 14 September 2008.  Experience the unique style of a genuine country show with showground rides, horse events, rural cooking and more.

The Afghan Express departs Port Augusta at 9.30am, arriving in Quorn at 11.15am.

Held on 29 June 2008, the Pichi Richi Marathon is considered by many to be one of the region’s major sporting events.  With runners and walkers moving from Port Augusta to Quorn the event attracts interstate and overseas competitors.  Being the only marathon to be held in rural South Australia it is considered by many to be one of the best marathon events around!

Special dinner train services will again operate in November and December 2007, allowing you to enjoy an outback dinner at one of Quorn's hotels, or the stunning Old Willows Brewery Restaurant in the Pichi Richi Pass.  Visit the Dinner Trains page for details.

Pichi Richi Railway fundraising evening – Sat Aug 26, 4pm–7pm, Mercury Cinema

Rail fans and movie buffs alike will flock to the screening of the old classic Buster Keaton pic The General (1927). An imaginative masterpiece of dead-pan Buster Keaton comedy, The General is generally regarded as one of the greatest of all silent comedies and undoubtedly the best train film ever made.

The unique Coffee Pot celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2006, and Pichi Richi Railway will commemorate this event with special events and luncheon special packages.