Past events

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.

On Saturday 7 October, the Pichi Richi Explorer and Afghan Express will combine at Woolshed Flat and provide a rare double header back to Quorn—a steam extravaganza!

Depart Port Augusta Railway Station on Saturday July 29 for some wintry yuletide cheer at the Old Willows Brewery Restaurant.  The price includes the train journey and a traditional three course Christmas feast.

Travel to the Quorn show in style this year!

The Afghan Express steam train departs Port Augusta Railway Station on Sunday 10 September at 9.30am, arriving in Quorn at 11.15am.

The Ministry for Magic at the Pichi Richi Railway headquarters calls all Wizards and Witches.  Dress up and join in the fun on the magical Wizards Explorer.