Pichi Richi Railway

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Experience the timeless Flinders Ranges aboard the SA Tourism – Award Winning Pichi Richi Railway.

This historic railway line has been progressively restored and operated as a working museum since 1973 by our dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society.

Offering full or half-day trips between Quorn and Port Augusta, this is the last remaining operating portion of the “Old Ghan” railway line.

The Afghan Express: steam-hauled train using timber-bodied carriages built in the late 1920s. Port Augusta to Quorn (return), six hours including a two hour stop for lunch in historic Quorn, SA Tourism Tiny Tourism Town winner 2022.

The Pichi Richi Explorer: steam train using South Australian railways carriages, some dating from the 19th century. Quorn to Woolshed Flat, return two hours.

The Coffee Pot: unique Steam Motor Coach No.1 , the last operating example of its type worldwide. The day includes a welcome drink, canapes and a 3 course lunch and is a unique experience for only 22 passengers.

Twilight Explorer: runs March and November, relax aboard the Barwell Bull and watch the evening sun paint the ranges in sunset colours.

Visit website for timetable and tickets.

Inside Quorn train station is the Pichi Richi Railway Museum and also the Flinders Ranges Visitor Information Centre.

Accredited by Office of National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)


Carpark Coach Parking Gallery / Museum Interpretive Centre Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Tourism Industry Council of SA Visitor Information Centre


Australian Tourism Accreditation Sustainable Tourism Accreditation


From AU$61.00

Afghan Express – $98 per adult*
Pichi Richi Explorer and Sundowner – $61 per adult*
The Coffee Pot Heritage Rail Experience – $240 per adult

*Family, Children and Concession and Group fares available. Children under 4 travel free.

Special Hires also available – see our website

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