Past events

Remembering the Central Australia Railway's troop trains and their people

On Anzac Day join us as we commemorate the troop trains, their soldiers and the community who supported them.

Saturday 25 April 2015

  • Discover original "troop train" carriage Car 5 on public display at Quorn station (FREE!)
  • Enjoy an authentic "troop train" meal served by the Country Women's Association (bookings essential)
  • Ride into the past aboard our $10 railcar shuttle to the Pichi Richi Workshop for a behind the scenes tour. Departs Quorn station at 12pm and 1pm.

For the first time in 70 years, the Pichi Richi Railway and the Country Women's Association (CWA) join together to commemorate soldiers' journeys to war.

All aboard the Teddy Train!

Hop aboard the Teddy Train on a return trip from Quorn to Woolshed Flat, and bring along your favourite teddy for a picnic with our very own “Richie” the life-sized teddy bear!

Two steam locomotives mean double the fun!

On Saturday 3 October 2015, two steam-hauled trains will meet in the heart of the Pichi Richi Pass in a spectacle that happens only twice each year: the June and October long weekends.

Two steam locomotives mean double the fun!

On Saturday 4 October 2014, two steam trains will meet in the heart of the Pichi Richi Pass in a spectacle that happens only twice each year: the June and October long weekends.

Delighting kids young and old since 1974, the Pichi Richi Railway celebrates forty years on 9-10 August with a Family Fun Fair at its home in the heart of the timeless Flinders Ranges.

Originally opened in 1879 and once stretching all the way to Alice Springs, the oldest remaining section of the narrow-gauge Central Australia Railway—the “Old Ghan” line—was returned to life in 1974 by the volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society.  Since then, the Society has restored the line between Port Augusta and Quorn, as well as returning a significant collection of steam and heritage diesel locomotives and antique carriages to working condition.

In 2014 the volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society celebrated 40 years restoring and running this iconic heritage railway.

Visit our website at www.pichirichirailway.org.au/coming-events/ for details of coming events.

Pichi Richi Railway is pleased to again be re-enacting a narrow gauge troop train for Great Southern Rail's 2014 ANZAC Tribute Journey.

Seats on this special train are available to the public only for a one way journey from Quorn to Port Augusta departing at 2:30pm.

An exclusive, fully-catered Pichi Richi Railway experience featuring footplate rides, steam and diesel power, mixed and freight consists, and early morning and night photography. The event is limited to 60 VIP tickets; be quick to secure your place.