News articles and media releases

SA Weekend 9 May 2015

FIVE years ago, the enthusiasts at the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society peeled back

some masonite on a decrepit rail carriage they were restoring and stumbled onto

a little piece of Australian history.

 Carved in the wooden interior of Car 5 were names and numbers. They figured out the

scratchings, graffiti really, had been left by soldiers who had used the carriage to travel to and

from the fighting in World War II.

Advertiser 13 April 2015

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society is delighted to be the winner of the Tourist Attraction category in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards. This authentic heritage tourist railway has been operated by our dedicated volunteers since 1974 on part of the original narrow-gauge Ghan railway.
These awards are supported by Toyota Australia and the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia.

ABC Radio interview by Deb Tribe with John Wilson on Sat 14 Aug 2021

This video shows our train services and includes the MIC paymaster's car, our steam engines including the W934, NM25, Yx141, and railcar 106. Experience them when you visit the Pichi Richi Railway in Quorn, in the Flinders Ranges. Produced by Channel Seven.

Pichi Richi Railway continues to closely monitor and operates in accordance with the applicable Emergency Management Directions.

Although some requirements for face masks have been relaxed, please note that masks (covering mouth and nose) are still required to be worn on board train services.

With reduced capacity due to physical distancing our train services do book out. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking early. For tickets and availability please refer to our Bookings page.

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society (PRRPS) is delighted to advise that it has acquired former South Australian Railways (SAR) 830 class locomotives 843 (excluding broad gauge bogies) and 846 from One Rail Australia. These two locomotives will be used by PRRPS to make one operational unit, the body of 843 onto narrow-gauge traction bogies. 846 and its narrow-gauge bogies will provide a source of spares (including traction motors interchangeable with NT76’s).