News articles and media releases

Road safety has been improved for all local road users on West Terrace, Quorn, with the recent completion of works to upgrade the Mill Level Crossing.

The safety improvements included the installation of flashing lights, audible alarms (bells), and associated signaling infrastructure at the level crossing, and were carried out by Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society, which operates the railway line.

The new level crossing signals were switched on for the first time last week.  Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society member David Southon captured the moment the first Afghan Express train used the new and improved crossing on Saturday, 19 June, 2021

Minor finishing works, including installation of associated road signage and line marking, will be carried out in the coming weeks.


Pichi Richi Railway is no longer subject to any COVID-19 restrictions. We are continuing to see high demand for our train services. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking as early as possible. 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).

 

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.