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Pichi Richi Railway's Executive and managers have been working hard to implement measures in accordance with the government recommendations to keep our customers and volunteers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We welcome Premier Marshall's announcement that COVID-19 restrictions will be gradually be eased. This is an exciting development and one that is so important to our communities and businesses. 

At this time, restrictions still in place prevent Pichi Richi Railway from operating. We are optimistic it won't be long before we can safely operate, but we will only do so when the health and well-being of our volunteers and passengers can be assured. We continue to monitor and review this daily. 

Thank you to everyone who is contributing to our fast recovery from this crisis, and further thanks for the messages of support received. We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon!

Last update: 27 May 2020 10:42pm


Young member Caleb Jenkins has his first major article featured in the January edition of the authoritative Railway Digest with some excellent photographs and information about PRR's latest operational locomotive.

SATIC 2019 Tourism Awards Finalist logoPichi Richi Railway was a finalist in the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards, and this was a huge achievement for our tireless and dedicated volunteers, supporters and passengers who for 45 years have kept us steaming through the Flinders Ranges. 

Tim Fischer AC at Pichi Richi Railway's 40th anniversary celebrations, 10 August 2013 (Photo: Maikha Ly)

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc. (PRRPS) gratefully acknowledges the immense contribution of its Patron, the Hon Tim Fischer AC, to the Pichi Richi Railway, railway history and heritage, the rail transport industry and the Australian community.

Tim Fischer was a strong advocate for the Pichi Richi Railway, and a great champion of rail and of rural Australia.

Ron Kandelaars and the Channel 7 SA Weekender team visited Quorn and the show aired on Sunday 21 July at 5:30 PM in South Australia

Back Roads - ABC TV's showcase of country Australia comes to the Flinders Ranges.

Lisa Millar and the crew visited Quorn recently and this beautiful episode went to air on Monday 29 July - watch it now ABC iview.

 A little-known piece of South Australian rail history is now available to us all, with Motor Inspection Car (MIC126) a feature of the Pichi Richi Railway collection.

In this 6-part series of Great Australian Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo, the renowned train enthusiast visited Quorn and travelled on the Pichi Richi Railway, The Ghan and Indian Pacific.