News articles and media releases


Visit Pichi Richi Railway's Second World War page for more information

During WWII, almost 200,000 troops travelled north to Alice Springs on the Central Australia Railway through Quorn.  The Quorn Country Women's Association fed these troops in Quorn, and railwaymen from Quorn helped to transport the troops to defend their country.  Great Southern Rail has run an Anzac Tribute train ... read more - article courtesy of RM Williams OUTBACK magazine

Australia's Rail Revival—read about Australia's steel revolution—Australia's railways are awakening to a new era with new tracks being built and old tracks being modernised. Article courtesy of RM Williams OUTBACK magazine

Season launch 2015

This weekend, why not ride a bull through the Pichi Richi Pass?

Pichi Richi Railway’s 2015 train season kicks off with a journey on Brill Railcar 106, affectionately known as a "Barwell Bull".

Pichi Richi Railway's unique steam railcar, Steam Motor Coach No. 1, known affectionately as the Coffee Pot, is a major step closer to returning to operation after it successfully underwent a steam test today.

Pichi Richi Railway's 40th anniversary celebrations were featured in the Flinders News on 13 August 2014.  Read the article on the Flinders News website

The contribution made to the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society by the late Joy Baluch AM, former Mayor of Port Augusta, will be formally acknowledged with the naming of the Joy Baluch AM Memorial Operations Centre.

Passengers on board the June long weekend train experienced an event that only occurs twice a year: the double header, where two trains meet in the heart of the Pichi Richi Pass. The Afghan Express departed Port Augusta while the Pichi Richi Explorer departed Quorn, and both trains joined together at Woolshed Flat for a train ride with twice the steam.