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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

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.

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 Preservation Society member David Heah, 21, realised a childhood dream recently when he became the organisation’s youngest-ever qualified steam locomotive driver.

Volunteers working along what was once the ‘Great Northern Railway’ have been honoured multiple times at this year’s Heritage Heroes Awards.

The Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society (PRRPS) has been recognised twice: once for preserving a significant piece of South Australian history, and again for helping the region’s youth develop trade skills for the future through its contributions to the Pichi Richi Trade Training Centre.

Get behind the scenes with Australia Network’s My Australia and check out Natsumi’s visit to Pichi Richi Railway.

Another major milestone for the project has been achieved with the verification and registration of the boiler design having occurred in late December 2011.

SA Life’s Peter Michell enjoys a 'feast for the senses' on board the Austral's luncheon car on the Pichi Richi Explorer. Departing the last Sunday of the month, this is a rolling feast filled with breathtaking sights.