News articles and media releases

Ron Kandelaars hops on board General Douglas MacArthur's carriage. It's been preserved and is back in service on a portion of the old Ghan railway line.

ABC 891 Drive program with Ian Henschke 28 July 2016

This is a beautiful video of Pichi Richi Railway and Quorn courtesy of Fleurieu West Connect.

Lots of photos from The Transcontinental of the Coffee Pot relaunch

MIC126 features in Running In South Australia

Quorn and the Flinders Ranges feature in Running in South Australia 

An article from The Transcontinental describing the influx of international visitors to our region

This clip from Ron Kandelaars and 7 News shows Car 5 ready to return to traffic.

Read more about the history of Car 5 here.

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For many rail travelers, it’s not the destination that matters, it’s the track. And that has helped make a hit of the British television series, Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys, which airs on ABC Television. The show features British radio and television personality Chris Tarrant taking some of the most challenging rail trips in the world. “It’s rarely the most efficient way to travel, and it often struggles to compete with even a bus or a car, but a train is almost always a fantastic experience. This is the best way to see these countries,” says Hugh Whitworth, the show’s executive producer. He shares some favorite journeys with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.  Featured trips include the Ghan and Pichi Richi Railway.

The Quorn Mercury was and is the local newspaper published in Quorn and back issues are an excellent source of historical information about Quorn and District.  The paper was first published on 22 November 1895, and was a weekly four page spread published on Fridays.  The words "Hawker and Great Northern Courier" were printed under masthead title until 7 June 1951. The Quorn Mercury was purchased by the Transcontinental newspaper in Port Augusta in 1945, and ceased publication in 1956. Publication resumed as a monthly newsletter in April 1996, and presentation has recently improved with colour front and rear pages. The attached article from the July 2015 issue (reproduced with permission of the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) describes a visit to Quorn by Don Keneally.