News articles and media releases

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

On 20 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced further restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After carefully considering the new recommendations in the Prime Minister's media statement, Pichi Richi Railway has decided that it is not viable to operate our heritage train journeys at this time. Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our train services until at least the end of May 2020.

Customers with bookings during this period will be offered a voucher for travel after we reopen, a full refund or the option of converting the booked fare into a tax-deductible donation.


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.