Past events

Visit Pichi Richi Railway’s Quorn Loco Workshops on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 between 10am and 5pm for two days of fascinating displays, demonstrations, entertainment, food and much more.

This is a special chance for a behind-the-scenes look at the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society, where visitors can marvel at Pichi Richi Railway’s enormous locomotives and original wooden carriages. Watch demonstrations of the restoration process of these massive engines and delicate carriages. See the demanding work involved in repairing track. Experience the coal and the dust!

Partygoers needn’t worry about driving this festive season by taking their celebrations aboard the Pichi Richi Railway. A variety of options are offered this year.

Sunday 30 May 2004

Pichi Richi Railway's heritage diesel locomotive NSU52—the first to haul the narrow-gauge Ghan—is celebrating 50 years of service in May. It will be hauling a special train along with steam locomotive NM25 to commemorate this occasion.

  • Sunday 18 April 2004, departing Port Augusta Railway Station at 4:00pm
  • Sunday 4 July, departing Quorn Railway Station at 4pm.
  • Sunday 26 September, departing Quorn Railway Station at 4pm.
  • Sunday 3 October, departing Port Augusta Railway Station at 4pm.

The Ministry for Magic at the PRR headquarters calls all Wizards and Witches to join in the fun!

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A once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of our national history

15 January: Celebrate the first freight train to Darwin

Join Pichi Richi Railway and ride our double-headed special alongside the first freight train to Darwin.

  • A mixed goods and passenger train, hauled by the first Ghan diesel locomotive, will recreate a typical train to the ‘Red Centre’ of the 1950s, departing from Quorn and returning in the evening.
  • Departing from Port Augusta, bound for Stirling North, a train headed by recently restored steam locomotive NM25.

Our train, hauled by a former Ghan vintage diesel locomotive, makes two return journeys from Quorn—allowing you to join us in either Port Augusta or Quorn.

For those who will board in Quorn, the train leaves Quorn at 3.00pm, returning at 8:30pm for dinner and sweets at the Transcontinental Hotel. The train will stop at Woolshed Flat where hors’doeuvres will be served.

Horses will be transported on the Pichi Richi Explorer and Transcontinental trains, which double-head from Quorn to Woolshed Flat, where the horses are unloaded for a trail ride back to Quorn.

Event to commemorate the restoration of former Ghan steam locomotive NM25.

Details of its restoration project are available on the NM25 Restoration Project page.