Pichi Richi Railway
Railway Station, Quorn South Australia 5433
+1800 (777) 245
Pichi Richi Railway operates between Quorn and Port Augusta in South Australia's Flinders Ranges region. The Pichi Richi Railway is the last remaining portion of the original narrow gauge Central Australia Railway, the original route of the Ghan. The railway through Pichi Richi Pass was built in the late 1870s and features deep rock cuttings, superb stone wall embankments and spectacular iron bridges.
Trains operate from Quorn or Port Augusta using steam locomotives or historic diesels and genuine restored timber-body carriages - most over 100 years old.
Standard train journeys available include the Afghan Express (6hrs) from Port Augusta to Quorn and return, and the Pichi Richi Explorer (2.5hrs) from Quorn to Woolshed Flat and return.
A variety of hire options are also available for your special requirements.
The Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society is a volunteer group, which has progressively restored and operated the railway as a working museum. Workshop tours are available by PRIOR ARRANGEMENT only - please email firstname.lastname@example.org, enquire at the Quorn Railway Station Ticket Office or the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre at Quorn. Availability of tours depends on a Volunteer Guide being available so please enquire in advance. Closed-in shoes must be worn during workshop tours.
Passengers must not travel if feeling unwell - please advise Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre (1800 PR RAIL) or Pichi Richi Railway on 08 8648 6598 if this is the case.