Pichi Richi Railway's Afghan Express, introduced in 2000, enables passengers to travel from Quorn to Stirling North by rail for the first time in over 40 years. The journey takes passengers through the whole of the Pichi Richi Pass—including the most spectacular parts not previously experienced on other Pichi Richi Railway services.

The service uses recently restored carriages, built in the late 1920s, that were used on the famous old Ghan train service to Oodnadatta and Alice Springs. Their distinctive design incorporates features chosen for the desert conditions of Central Australia.