Upcoming events

Pichi Pichi Railway will run a special train on Sunday 22 October 2017, to co-incide with and mark the centenary of opening of the Trans Australia Railway from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie. At 9.32pm on Monday, October 22, 1917, the first passenger train set off from Port Augusta for Kalgoorlie. 

Once the line was open, it was possible to travel by rail from Sydney to Perth, via Quorn.  Our special train is intended to be steam-hauled (motive power to be announced) but may have to be diesel-hauled subject to fire risk conditions. The train will depart Quorn at 08:30, travel to Port Augusta and return at approximately 5:00 PM.  Please Book Online or contact the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre on 1800 PRRAIL (1800 777 245)

2017 will be an important year for Pichi Richi Railway, Port Augusta and Quorn.

In 1912, work began on a new railway line between Port Augusta in South Australia and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Stretching across 1693 kilometres of Australia’s driest and most isolated terrain, the Trans-Australian Railway was completed on 17 October 1917, providing a link between the eastern states and Western Australia and helping to give the newly formed Commonwealth a sense of national unity.