Celebrating 40 years of the Pichi Richi Railway
Pichi Richi Railway is an operating museum, operating regular heritage train journeys on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow-gauge old Ghan railway. Pichi Richi Railway is located at Quorn, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. Trains depart from Quorn and Port Augusta. The railway is operated, maintained and managed by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc.
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Double header steam train – October long weekend 2014
Two steam locomotives mean double the fun!
Two steam trains will meet in the heart of the Pichi Richi Pass in a spectacle that happens only twice each year: the June and October long weekends.
Board the Afghan Express in Port Augusta at 10:30am for a full-day trip, OR take the Pichi Richi Explorer from Quorn at 10:30am for a half-day trip. Both trains will meet at Woolshed Flat, halfway along the line.
See the two engines and their carriages couple together to haul a combined train back to Quorn.
Railway at the 'centre of the universe' remembers its champion
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.
An energetic champion for the place she liked to call ‘The Centre of the Universe’, Mrs Baluch was passionate about sharing Port Augusta’s many beautiful attractions with the wider world and was part of the group that successfully lobbied for the extension of the Pichi Richi Railway line to its original starting point in Port Augusta.
Railway heritage worth the trip
David Palmer crossed the Nullabor last week, fulfilling a long-held ambition to see the Flinders Ranges while completing a special mission that ties together two historic railways.
"This was my first trip to the Flinders Ranges, but I’m already planning a second one", said David. "There’s no way to describe it really, turning around the bend and there in front of you there’s this ancient landscape".
Pichi Richi Railway volunteers share 40 years of history
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