Past events

Pichi Richi Railway invites you to celebrate the New Year in style, aboard the Afghan Express. Pichi Richi Railway's popular New Years' Eve train is running again this year, with a few variations on past events.

Using an historic diesel locomotive, built to haul traffic on the original narrow gauge Ghan line, our train will depart from Platform 1 at Port Augusta station at 6:00pm on Tuesday 31 December 2002. We will gently roll through Port Augusta, past the netball courts, under the Highway One overpass, and out across the Bird Lake towards Stirling North.

150 passengers from as far away as England enjoyed a night out to remember with Pichi Richi Railway. A full dinner was served progressively at locations along the line, and guests were able to see in the new year in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. One PRR member even brought out the bagpipes for an im promptu rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Pichi Richi Railway ran trains to coincide with the Tracks to Federation celebrations in Port Augusta.

As well as the following report, photos are available in the photo gallery

Following the success of similar trains in previous years, Pichi Richi Railway once again joined the Stockyard Arena Association in a special train.  Horses and their riders were transported from Quorn to Woolshed Flat on Sunday 10 June, as part of the regular Pichi Richi Explorer train.

This train has proven popular with photographers and passengers alike, as it is only run once a year, and recreates the atmosphere of old time mixed trains.